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Mystery Object Neither Star Nor Brown Dwarf

5 Octubre 2004

Astronomers including Steve Howell of NOAO-WIYN have used the Gemini North and Keck II telescopes to peer inside a violent binary star system to find that one of the interacting stars has lost so much mass to its partner that it has regressed to a strange, inert body resembling no known star type. Gemini Press Release

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