• In principle there’s no reason it (the star system) couldn’t have planets in orbit around each of the pairs of stars. There could sometimes be no fewer than five suns of different brightnesses lighting up the landscape.
  • One particularly interesting aspect of the discovery was two binaries (pairs) appear to be orbiting on the same plane. This suggest all of the stars may have originally formed from a single disk of gas and dust, which broke up as gravity concentrated it into clumps.
  • Studying this bizarre system will help astronomers to better understand how stars and planets, including our own, came into being.

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