Spiraling giants: Witnessing the birth of a massive binary star system

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 14:30 in Astronomy & Space

Scientists have made observations of a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system. The observations showed that already at this early stage, the cloud contains two objects, a massive 'primary' central star and another 'secondary' forming star, also of high mass.

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