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    Binary Star Baby Picture

    SUMMARY: Newborn stars hide in a shroud of dust and gas, so they're difficult to photograph. Astronomers have used the infrared UKIRT telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii to peer through one of these envelopes to see a pair of newborn stars - probably only 100,000 years old. The stars are quite large; however, they weigh 10 times the mass of the Sun together. The surrounding disk of material probably has enough left over to create 100 Jupiter-mass planets.

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