Gaia 14aae: Astronomers Discover Unique Binary Star

Using ESA’s Gaia satellite, a large multinational group of astronomers has discovered a unique binary star system: the first known such binary where one star completely eclipses the other. The binary system, dubbed Gaia 14aae, lies in the constellation Draco, approximately 730 light-years away. It is a type of two-star system known as a ‘cataclysmic [...] —> Read More