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Half of all exoplanet host stars are binaries


September 3, 2014

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Using high spatial resolution observations from the WIYN telescope at Kitt Peak in southern Arizona and the Gemini North telescope at Mauna Kea in Hawaii, a team of astronomers has shown that stars with exoplanets are just as likely to have a binary companion: That is, 40% to 50% of the host stars are actually binary stars.Full Story

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