double star system

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  • double star — noun a) Two stars which form a stellar system, such that they orbit the point of equilibrium of their gravitational fields; a binary star. b) Two stars that appear to be one when seen with the naked eye, either because they orbit one another… …   Wiktionary

  • Double Star mission — Double Star is a joint satellite based space mission by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). It is the first space mission launched by China to investigate Earth s magnetosphere. It consists of two… …   Wikipedia

  • triple star system — noun a trinary star Syn: trinary star system, trinary star See Also: stellar system, star system, multiple star system, single star system, binary star system, dou …   Wiktionary

  • trinary star system — noun a trinary star Syn: triple star system, trinary star See Also: stellar system, star system, multiple star system, single star system, binary star system, doubl …   Wiktionary

  • binary star system — noun a binary star Syn: double star system, binary star See Also: stellar system, star system, multiple star system, single star system, trinary star system, triple …   Wiktionary

  • single star system — noun A star system consisting of a solitary star not gravitationally bound to other stars See Also: star system, multiple star system, double star system, triple star system, quadruple star system, quintuple star syst …   Wiktionary

  • multiple star system — noun A stellar system that has multiple stars orbiting around each other; multiple star Syn: multiple star See Also: single star system, double star system, triple star system, quad …   Wiktionary

  • Double star — For other uses, see Double star (disambiguation). In observational astronomy, a double star is a pair of stars that appear close to each other in the sky as seen from Earth when viewed through an optical telescope. This can happen either because… …   Wikipedia

  • Double Star — For other uses, see double star (disambiguation). Double Star   …   Wikipedia

  • Star system — This article is about stars in outer space. For the Hollywood star system, see Star system (film). For a system of planets around a star, see Planetary system. A star system or stellar system is a small number of stars which orbit each other,[1]… …   Wikipedia

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