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Heartbeat Stars Unlocked in New Study

Click for a full size image This artist’s concept depicts “heartbeat stars,” which have been detected by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and others. The illustration shows two heartbeat stars swerving close to one another in their closest approach along their ...

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Turbulent times: When stars approach

Both images show slices through the three-dimensional simulation volume after 105 days in the common envelope. In the orbital plane (figure 1), the companion star and the red giant core are circling around each other. Image 2 shows a plane ...

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Speedy stars

A gang of stars on the edge of our galaxy is running away Think stars don’t move? Think again! When you look into the sky at night, the stars may appear to stay in place. But stars are always on ...

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