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Fraser
2005-Apr-13, 05:17 PM
SUMMARY: Wolf Rayet stars are big, violent and living on borrowed time. Put two of these stars destined to explode as supernovae in a binary system, and you've got an extreme environment, to say the least. Sean Dougherty, an astronomer at the Herzberg Institute for Astrophysics in Canada has used the Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope to track a binary Wolf Rayat system. The two stars are blasting each other with ferocious stellar winds. This is one fight we're going to stay well away from.

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Cave Man
2005-Apr-14, 12:23 PM
You're consistent with the spelling of Rayat. Everywhere else it's Rayet.
Has the discoverer asked for a correction in spelling after all these years?

Fraser
2005-Apr-14, 02:10 PM
I'm wrong.