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NSF's Discovery Files

Jul 25, 2022

Researchers have discovered what they believe to be a rare “Black Widow” binary star system out in space some 3,000 light years from Earth. We’ll explain why this star is feeding on its companion, explore how this celestial object was spotted, and examine what makes this distant star system unique.


We are joined by researcher Dr. Kevin Burdge, and Astrophysicist Dr. Joseph Pesce.

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