A strange, solitary life for young stars at the Milky Way’s center
By Special to West Hawaii Today | Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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‘S-stars’ are young; typically, stars their age and mass spend their childhood with a twin. But results from a 10-year survey Chu and his team conducted with W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaiʻi Island show these keiki S-stars have no stellar companions. The survey marks the very first systematic search for binary star systems in this exotic region of the Galactic Center. (UCLA Galactic Center Orbits Initiative/W. M. Keck Observatory)
Maunakea, Hawai’i – Stars living closest to the supermassive black hole at the center