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A Blast from Its Past Dates the Youngest Neutron-Star Binary
X-rays streaming toward Earth from the region near a neutron star that is cannibalizing its companion star have revealed the pair to be the youngest "X-ray binary" yet known. View News Article (2013-12-05)

Bizarre binary star system pushes study of relativity to new limits
An international team of astronomers and an exotic pair of binary stars have proved that Albert Einstein's theory of relativity is still right, even in the most extreme conditions tested yet.  View News Article (2013-04-26)

Scientists find 'pinwheels' in Quintuplet cluster
Discovery of pinwheel-shaped dust spirals around two of the mysterious cocoon stars in the Quintuplet cluster tells scientists for the first time that they contain a duo of stars instead of just one. View News Article (2006-08-21)

UCSB scientist contributes to discovery of the fastest-rotating massive star ever recorded
An international team of scientists has found the fastest-rotating massive star ever recorded. View News Article (2011-12-06)

Supernova Blast Provides Clues to Age of Binary Star System
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed faint remnants of a supernova explosion and helped researchers determine Circinus X-1 -- an X-ray binary -- is the youngest of this class of astronomical objects found to date. View News Article (2013-12-05)

Pulsating star mystery solved
The new results, from a team led by Grzegorz Pietrzyński (Universidad de Concepción, Chile, Obserwatorium Astronomiczne Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Poland), appear in the 25 November 2010 edition of the journal Nature. View News Article (2010-11-29)

New Studies Give Strong Boost to Binary-Star Formation Theory
Using the new capabilities of the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), scientists have discovered previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars.  View News Article (2014-01-02)

NASA's Kepler mission and UF astronomer find 2 new planets orbiting double suns
Using data from NASA's Kepler mission, a team that includes a University of Florida astronomer has discovered two new planets orbiting double star systems, something that had never been seen until last September.  View News Article (2012-01-12)

Star eats companion
ESA's Integral space observatory, together with NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer spacecraft, has found a fast-spinning pulsar in the process of devouring its companion. View News Article (2005-09-07)

Two Dying Stars Reborn as One
White dwarfs are dead stars that pack a Sun's-worth of matter into an Earth-sized ball. Astronomers have just discovered an amazing pair of white dwarfs whirling around each other once every 39 minutes. View News Article (2011-04-07)

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