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Unexpected Disks Around Interacting Stars May 28, 2006

Posted by jtintle in AURA, Deep Space, Illustration, NOAO, NSF, Space Fotos.
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Unexpected Disks

Credit:

P. Marenfeld and NOAO/AURA/NSF

Description:

Artist concept of an unusual class of interacting binary stars emitting excess amounts of infrared radiation, suggesting that these odd objects are surrounded by large disks of cool dust. The image was created in support of an announcement made at the 207th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, DC

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