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Release No.: 2017-19
For Release: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:30am

New Evidence That All Stars Are Born in Pairs

radio image of a triple star system forming within a dusty disk in the Perseus molecular cloud

Radio image of a very young binary star system, less than about 1 million years old, that formed within a dense core (oval outline) in the Perseus molecular cloud. All stars likely form as binaries within dense cores.

SCUBA-2 survey image by Sarah Sadavoy, CfA

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