Astronomers uncover binary pair of stars that complete orbit around each other in three hours

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Astronomers uncover binary pair of stars that complete orbit around each other in three hours

Researchers believe the stars could drive a nova explosion

A team of astronomers has discovered two stars in a binary pair in the planetary nebula M3-1 which complete an orbit around each other in a little over three hours. According to the scientists, led...

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