Bright Nearby Double Star Fomalhaut Is Actually a Triple
Oct. 3, 2013 — The nearby star system Fomalhaut — of special interest for its unusual exoplanet and dusty debris disk — has been discovered to be not just a double star, as astronomers had thought, but one of the widest triple stars known.
In a paper recently accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal, researchers show that a previously known smaller star in its vicinity is also part of the Fomalhaut system.
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Bright Nearby Double Star Fomalhaut Is Actually a Triple

Oct. 3, 2013 — The nearby star system Fomalhaut — of special interest for its unusual exoplanet and dusty debris disk — has been discovered to be not just a double star, as astronomers had thought, but one of the widest triple stars known.

In a paper recently accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal, researchers show that a previously known smaller star in its vicinity is also part of the Fomalhaut system.

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