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Stellar family portrait in X-rays

In some ways, star clusters are like giant families with thousands of stellar siblings. These stars come from the same origins—a common cloud of gas and dust—and are bound to one another by gravity. Astronomers think ...

dateMay 03, 2018 in Astronomy
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Stars are born in loose groupings

Based on previously published data from the Gaia Mission, researchers at Heidelberg University have derived the conditions under which stars form. The Gaia satellite is measuring the three-dimensional positions and motions ...

dateApr 20, 2018 in Astronomy
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Exotic binary stars

Cataclysmic variable stars (CVs) are white dwarf stars that are accreting from an orbiting, low mass binary companion star. The accretion is facilitated by the proximity of the stars; typical orbital periods range from about ...

dateApr 09, 2018 in Astronomy
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