How planets form around binary stars

How planets form around binary stars

Observational evidence, however, reveals that planets do indeed form and maintain surprisingly stable orbits around double stars.

'Mismatched' twin stars discovered

'Mismatched' twin stars discovered

A new research has revealed that in a quest to find mismatched star pairs known as extreme mass-ratio binaries, astronomers have discovered a new class of binary stars, in which one star is fully formed while the other is still in its infancy.

Mysterious object at galaxy's centre identified as pair of binary stars

Mysterious object at galaxy's centre identified as pair of binary stars

A team of researchers believe that they have solved the mystery of the bizarre object at the center of the galaxy.

Black hole trio discovery may explain Einstein`s theory

In a first, scientists have found three closely orbiting super-massive black holes in a galaxy more than four billion light years away, a discovery that may aid the search for gravitational waves predicted by Einstein.

How spherical stars evolve to produce highly aspherical planetary nebulae

Researchers have said that only "strongly interacting" binary stars - or a star and a massive planet - can feasibly give rise to these powerful jets.

How circumbinary planets form revealed

Researchers using Kepler space telescope have discovered how circumbinary planets form.

How binary stars are formed

Scientists, using the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), have discovered previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars, which has now provided strong support for one of the competing explanations for how double-star systems form.

New astronomical software system helps unveil two celestial explosions

A team of researchers have used a novel astronomical survey software system-the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) -- to link a new stripped-envelope supernova.

Wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems

: Planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar companions with tighter orbits around them, astrophysicists have found.

NASA discovers 122 new eclipsing binary stars

In a groundbreaking survey, researchers have discovered 122 new eclipsing binary stars.