Fomalhaut star system is a triple

By Ashley Yeager, 11:29 AM October 4, 2013

Planets and debris aren’t the only things gravitationally bound to Fomalhaut A, a star twice the mass of the sun that sits 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Austrinus. It turns out that not one but two other stars are also in its clutches. Astronomers describe the triple star system in a paper posted October 3 on arXiv.org and accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal. The team notes that the Fomalhaut triple system is one of the most massive and widest among multiple...

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