UKIRT discovers ‘impossible’ binary stars

Jul 11, 2012 by

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A team of astronomers have used the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Hawaii to discover four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours. Until now it was thought that such close-in binary stars could not exist. The new discoveries come from the telescope’s Wide Field Camera (WFCAM) Transit Survey

UKIRT discovers impossible binary stars

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