Credit: CHRISTIAN KOCH, MICROCHEMICALS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Simulation of a binary star system. Most stars are not single stars. Instead, they exist as pairs whereby two stars rotate around a common centre of gravity. In this simulation the two centre spheres represent stars, whilst the coloured spheres orbiting them represent planets. The outer planets have fairly constant orbits, while the inner planets are catapulted out of the star system.

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Keywords: animated, animation, astronomy astronomical, astrophysical, astrophysics, binaries, binary, binary star system, center, centre of gravity, centre of mass, circling, double star, gravity, n body problem, n-body, numerical simulation, orbit, orbiting, physics, planet, planetary system, planets, revolving, space, spinning, star, star system, universe

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Binary star system, numerical simulation

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Duration: 00:01:00

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 24

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