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Unexpected Disks Around Interacting Stars

[Circumbinary Disk]

About this image

Artist's concept of an unusual class of interacting binary stars emitting excess amounts of infrared radiation, suggesting that these odd objects are surrounded by large disks of cool dust. The image was created in support of an announcement made at the 207th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, DC.

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Minimum credit line: P. Marenfeld and NOAO/AURA/NSF

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