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2nd-generation planets around a binary star

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:02 PM

Second-generation planets around a binary star

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Binary stars are not very friendly objects, at least in terms of planet formation. Any object, which orbits a binary star, is subjected to complex and sometimes varying gravitational fields, which act as a destructive force capable of tearing anything it puts a grip on. However, planets may form even in this complex environment, and today there are 17 confirmed circumbinary exoplanets.

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