naked T Tauri star

naked T Tauri star

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Among naked T Tauri stars, the fraction of stars that turn out to be close binary systems is roughly the same as the fraction of binaries found among comparable older stars elsewhere.
That could explain why some naked T tauri stars have companions but no circumstellar material, whereas classical T Tauri stars, with their accompanying dust clouds, appear rarely to have companions.