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When seen in visible light Zeta Ophiuchi appears as a relatively dim red star surrounded by other dim stars and no dust. But in this infrared image taken with NASA's WISE a completely different view emerges. Zeta Ophiuchi is actually a very massive, hot, bright blue star plowing its way through a large cloud of interstellar dust and gas. It was likely once part of a binary star system with an even more massive partner that exploded as a supernova, blasting away most of its mass.

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For the first time, researchers have detected a streamer of gas flowing from a massive outer disc toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. This never-before-seen feature may be responsible for sustaining a second, smaller disc of planet-forming material that otherwise would have disappeared long ago. Half of Sun-like stars are born in binary systems, meaning that these findings will have major consequences for the hunt for exoplanets. (ESO)

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Merging Galaxies Bursting With Light - NGC 2207 and IC 2163 Just like our Milky Way galaxy, NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are sprinkled with many star systems known as X-ray binaries, which consist of a star in a tight orbit around either a neutron star or a stellar-mass black hole.

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Carina Nebula star system picture. #starsystem #space Please like http://www.facebook.com/RagDollMagazine and follow Rag Doll on pinterest and @RagDollMagBlog @priscillacita https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/rag-doll-13744543 subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CB-g60FwQ4U1sJ3ur-Bug/feed?

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Hubble View: Smoke Ring for a Halo

The star system is named DI Cha, and while only two stars are apparent, it is actually a quadruple system containing two sets of binary stars...

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For the first time, scientists studying data from the Kepler Space Telescope have found multiple planets orbiting a binary star.

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