Latest Interacting binary star Stories
Disks of hot gas that accumulate around a wide variety of astronomical objectsâ€”from degenerate stars in energetic binary systems to supermassive black holes at the hearts of active galaxiesâ€”are likely to be much larger than previously believed.
New Spitzer Space Telescope observations of an unusual class of interacting binary stars detected excess amounts of infrared radiation, suggesting that these odd objects are surrounded by large disks of cool dust.
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