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Study Reveals Secrets Of Binary Stars Through Red Explosions
2013-01-25 11:12:34

Astrophysicists have debated the outcome of two binary stars – stars that orbit each other – coming together in a "common envelope" for a long time. A new study from the University of Alberta has finally provided some answers.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.