New evidence explains the formation of binary star systems

December 31, 2013 9:08 PM

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New evidence explains the formation of binary star systems

The new evidence suggests that binary star systems are formed from the offshoot of material from the disk of dust and gas swirling around a young protostar.

Researchers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory observed the two protostars, still in the process of formation, using the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), and discovered their companions.

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