Astronomers Witness the Birth of a Multiple-Star System

February 12, 2015 12:24 PM

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Ground-breaking observations have been reported by an international team of astronomers, who is the first to witness the formation of a multiple-star system in its earliest stage. Stella Offner, an astrophysicist from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, had already created model predictions about the way a two- and three-star system forms, and this discovery proves them right.

In an article published in the latest issue of the Nature journal, a team of astronomers from England and United States, led by first time author Jaime Pineda from the Institute for Astronomy at ETH Zurich, talk about the importance of understanding the reasons and the means of the formation of mult...

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