Astronomers have discovered a rare binary star system by following its powerful gamma-ray signal — a find that may remove the element of luck from locating more its kind, a new study reveals.Full story
Two massive Jupiter-like planets were recently discovered orbiting around two extremely close sister stars an unexpected find, given the disturbing gravitational effects within most binary star systems that usually disrupt planets from forming. Full story
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An artist's conception showing a so-called "blue straggler" star being created by stealing mass from its partner in a binary star system. Soon the giant star will donate the remainder of its envelope, leaving only the half-solar-mass white dwarf core as the companion to the blue straggler.