stellar system


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stellar system

[′stel·ər ¦sis·təm]
(astronomy)
A gravitational system of stars.
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But the gravitational tug and push of another nearby star could have altered its orbit, bringing it closer inside the stellar system and giving it its unusual orbit.
This give-and-take can greatly impact the way a stellar system evolves and also reshape the surrounding nebula of dust and gas from which either single or whole families of stars form.
Astronomers searching for Earthlike worlds need look no farther than Alpha Centauri, the stellar system next door.
It won't be like Star Trek or Babylon 5, with a new race of nearly human beings in almost every stellar system.
The massive force they would exert on planetesimals - small bodies that could merge to form planets in the relatively early stages of a stellar system - would make them collide violently, turning into debris around the star instead of becoming planets in their own right.
Washington, Aug 1 ( ANI ): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted a young stellar system that "blinks" every 93 days.
JET SPOTTING Observations of the jet-emitting black hole began in 1998, when the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (XTE) spacecraft detected an X-ray flare from this stellar system.
In exchange, the ESO will provide the required capabilities and time needed to look for planets in the stellar system.
The two members of this stellar system would make their closest approach in January.
com/infant-earth-spotted-around-young-sun-star-2347510) said they had spotted an infant exoplanet orbiting a nearby Sun-like star located in the stellar system TW Hydrae located over 190 light-years from Earth.