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Light curve of the week: EB

9 Apr 2020, 15:12 UTC
Light curve of the week: EB
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Many stars are not alone, but instead form part of a multi-stellar system of two or more stars that are gravitationally bound together. Even though the prime science goal of TESS is to find exoplanets, it also observes a plethora of eclipsing binaries that allow us to study these systems in more detail.

The light curve of TIC 8153514, observed in Sector 21, shows a sharp eclipse superimposed on top of the signal of a variable star.
If you see eclipsing binaries on PHT you can tag it with #EB or #eclipsingbinary to let others known what you have found!

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