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Astronomers Caught a Star Forming Just Like a Planet

by Joel Hruska

Astronomers observing the young protostar MM 1a have discovered an unusual method of binary star formation. While binary stars are not uncommon — they may account for half or more of all visible stars — the mechanics at work in the case of MM 1a are quite different than what we’d ordinarily expect.

A Star Is Formed

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