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Large Keck Survey Identifies Young Binaries to Test Models of Star Formation
January 17, 2007
Results from the largest survey of its kind have provided data to test theories describing how small, relatively cool but numerous "M-class" stars are born and change over time. The results will help scientists understand how the most common type of stars in the universe form in molecular clouds, and how--and at what rate--they develop.
W. M. Keck Observatory; Lowell Observatory
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