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First ALMA Animation of Circling Twin Young Stars

7 Oct 2021, 01:58 UTC
First ALMA Animation of Circling Twin Young Stars

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

Researchers analyzed the accumulated data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and depicted the motion of a young twin star system XZ Tauri over three years. This first-ever “ALMA Animation” of twin stars sheds new light on the origins of the binary stars and the planets to be formed around them.

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