The stars weigh in with 83 [+ or -] 4 and 82 [+ or -] 4 solar masses, ranking first and second among stars with masses determined by their gravitation in a binary system
Enhancement of the first photo later revealed that what had appeared as a single, diffuse bright spot was actually two stars (shown at right), although it remained unclear whether the two orbited each other as a binary system
The researchers also point out the fact that the mechanism could actually make it more difficult to sustain liquid water on planet orbiting a binary system
. The research, led by Paul A.
Such light curves can help astronomers understand what's going on within a variable star (perhaps an eclipsing binary system
) as well as reveal the rotation periods of asteroids.
A binary system
consists of two stars orbiting one another, a primary star and its companion star.
A binary system
could be "the ultimate cosmic 'diet plan' for heavyweight stars, which shifts over 95 per cent of their initial mass," he said.
Edmonds (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and four colleagues have found a binary system
containing a millisecond pulsar and a main-sequence star--"a freakish object among what are freakish objects anyway," in Edmonds's words.
"What we think we're seeing is a close binary system
in which one object is either a neutron star or a black hole," says Sumner G.
When two celestial bodies orbit close to each other NASA scientists define this as a binary system
A survey of literatures of binary system
which reported the Molar excess volumes and ultrasonic velocities were determined for the systems cyclopentanol + cyclohexanol, cyclopentanol + cycloheptanol, and cyclohexanol + cycloheptanol at 25AdegC.
Among these was the formation of the biggest known black hole, created in the collision and merger of a binary system
of black holes on 29 July 2017 - about nine billion light years away from Earth.
The star is part of a binary system
that is in our Milky Way galaxy.