View Full Version : When Stars Play Planetary Pinball

2012-Feb-07, 07:50 PM
Many of us remember playing pinball at the local arcade while growing up; it turns out that some stars like it as well. Binary stars can play tug-of-war with an unfortunate planet, flinging it into a wide orbit that allows it to be captured by first one star and then the other, in effect “bouncing” [...]

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