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Newly Born Identical Twin Stars Show Surprising Differences
June 18, 2008
The analysis of the youngest pair of identical twin stars yet discovered has revealed surprising differences in brightness, surface temperature and possibly even in size, suggesting that the stars formed at significantly different times rather than simultaneously, as generally assumed.
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