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Keivan Stassun describes a surprising new find--twin stars that differ in several respects.

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Keivan Stassun, associate professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University, describes a surprising discovery--two very young twin stars in the Orion Nebula that have different temperatures, brightnesses and, probably, diameters. The finding could help scientists to develop a better understanding of how twin stars are born.

Credit: National Science Foundation / Vanderbilt University

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