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Featured Research: Rare, Newborn Tri-Star Discovered

A rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral structure was discovered by a University of Oklahoma-led research team. Recent observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array—a revolutionary observatory in northern Chile, commonly known as ALMA—resulted in the discovery, lending support for evidence of disk fragmentation—a process leading to the formation of young binary and multiple star systems. Until ALMA, no one had observed a tri-star system forming in a disk like the one discovered by the OU team.

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