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The Sun is surrounded by millions of binary stars!

2 Mar 2021, 14:00 UTC
The Sun is surrounded by millions of binary stars! NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

The Sun swings around its galactic orbit alone, a solo voyage through space.

But for half the stars in the Milky Way that's not the case. They exist with a companion, a duo traveling the cosmos together. Bound by gravity, these binary stars come in a bewildering variety of characteristics and in many ways are the key to understanding the cosmos.

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