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Selections from 2017: The Age of a 4-Star System

Artist's impression of a quadruple star system in which two binaries orbit each other. [Institute for Astronomy, U of Hawaii]

January 11, 2018- Dr. James MacDonald and Dr. Dermott Mullan recently derived the age of the quadruple star system KIC 7177553. The system appears to be younger than originally thought — it’s best modeled as being 32–36 million years old. 

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