‘Symbiotic stars’ Consuming Each Other Outside the Milky Way

More than half the stars in the Milky Way come in pairs, some of these stars are eating their partners!

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For the first time, stars snacking on their stellar neighbors outside the Milky Way have had their orbits fully mapped. Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, astronomers have identified two pairs of stars beyond the galaxy that are consuming their companions. The new discovery can help astronomers understand if distant galactic environments function similarly to or differently from the Milky Way. It can also provide insight into one of the fundamental methods of measuring distance in the night sky.

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