088 – Dr Ross Church – Binary Star Formation

Dr Ross Church is a PhD from Cambridge, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University. I talked to him about binary stars:

– What are binary stars?
– How common are they?
– Can stars exist in triple or more systems?
– How big are most binary stars?
– How do binary stars form?
– How can we detect binary stars through observation?
– Can binary systems have planets?

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3 Comments to “088 – Dr Ross Church – Binary Star Formation”

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  3. Stability Analysis Says:

    I remember back when proto-planets were first confirmed, questions were asked whether they cound form around binaries, and if so, what kind of orbits they might have. People were very disappointed to learn that figure-eight orbits were pretty-much impossible. ha ha


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