Université libre de Bruxelles

Université libre de Bruxelles

Université libre de Bruxelles   link Bruxelles Region
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Astronomy - May 17
Astronomy
A system composed of four gravitationally bound stars has been followed by spectroscopy for several years by a team of researchers. This quadruple system is unstable and simulations of its future evolution show that, eventually, the stars may collide, which is likely to produce a thermonuclear supernova. The evolution of such stellar quadruple systems thus represents a new way to explain the observations of supernovae



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