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 Release No. 04-18: Double Stars Emerge As New Heavyweight Champions
For Release: May 26, 2004

artist's conception of double starsThe new heavyweight champion stars, each weighing 80 times the mass of our Sun, reside in the binary system WR 20a. They orbit each other every 3.7 days, so close that the gravity of each star distorts the other's shape.Credit: David A. Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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