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binary star

noun as in double star

Weak match

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Astronomers have discovered a massive exoplanet orbiting around the binary star system b Centauri.

In particular, he says, mass-loss rates for massive stars are not known well enough to assert a specific difference in carbon production between single and binary stars.

The finest binary star in the northern heavens is Castor, the brighter of the two leading stars in the constellation Gemini.

Our knowledge of binary star systems brings us to what may be regarded as the threshold of the fabric of the heavens.

This is a binary star of which the orbit plane passes nearly through the earth.

With reference to this well-known binary star, Burnham says, “the elements of the orbit are very accurately known.”

A star shown to be double by the spectroscope, but not by the telescope, is called a spectroscopic binary star.


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