Astronomers make multiple-star system in first stages of formation

February 12, 2015 9:34 AM

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LONDON: The discovery and the first-ever observations of a multiple-star system during the earliest stage of formation supported one of several suggested mechanisms to the production of such systems.

Researchers of the study, led by Jaime Pineda of the Institute for Astronomy (ETH Zurich) in Switzerland, discovered the quadruple star system by studying a dense core of gas called Barnard 5 (B5) in the “stellar nursery” region of the constellation Perseus. The core contained one young protostar an...

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