Re: Binary Stars [October 16, 2012] (Score: 0)
posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:13 AM (#62196
Sooo... What's hard to understand about binary stars?
I'm no expert on the matter (but I have a PhD on Astrophysics), so maybe I can help.
Normally stars come to life in packs, when a large cloud of molecular material, dust and gas collapses over itself. Some of these stars will be born very close to other, and if they are moving just in the right way, gravity entangles them and become binaries. Much in the same way that we know now how to move satellites in the right way so that Earth and the satellite become "binaries".