Podcast: Binary Stars

Article written: 1 Oct , 2009
Updated: 21 Dec , 2015
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Artists illustration of a cataclysmic variable

Artist's illustration of a cataclysmic variable


Did you know that our Solar System is a rarity with its single star? Astronomers believe that most star systems out there actually contain 2 or more stars – imagine seeing a sky with 4 suns. These binary and multiple star systems are a great target for new astronomers, and the dynamics of multiple stars keep astrophysicists busy too. Let’s take a look at what it would be like to live on Tatooine – a good movie version of a planet orbiting binary stars.

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Binary Stars show notes and transcript.

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