Astronomers Spot a Intriguing ‘5-Star’ Multiple System

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An artist’s impression of the 1SWASP J093010.78+533859.5 star system. Image credit: Marcus Lohr

An interesting multiple star discovery turned up in the ongoing hunt for exoplanetary systems.

The discovery was announced by Marcus Lohr of Open University early this month at the National Astronomy Meeting that was held at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales.

The discovery involves as many as five stars in a single stellar system, orbiting in a complex configuration.(…)
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