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Weird star system has double binary stars and wonky planetary nursery

Newscientist - Mon 14 Jan 19

A planet-forming disc of dust and gas is orbiting a pair of binary stars at an odd angle, and a second set of binary stars circle the whole system to keep it in line

Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

Phys.org - Mon 14 Jan 19

New research led by an astronomer at the University of Warwick has found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over ...

Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position, SpaceDaily - Thu 17 Jan 19
Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position, ScienceDaily - Mon 14 Jan 19

Bizarre 4-Star System Forms Planets in a Vertical Disk Orbit

Extremetech - Fri 18 Jan 19

Researchers have discovered a highly unusual vertically-oriented protoplanetary disk orbiting around a four-star system. The post Bizarre 4-Star System Forms Planets in a Vertical Disk Orbit ...

System has four stars and a planet-forming disk oriented vertically

Ars Technica - Thu 17 Jan 19

Orbital mechanics sometimes produces unusual results.

The oddest star system ever seen: Astronomers discover quadruple system with a 'flipped' disk 

Daily Mail - Tue 15 Jan 19

Scientists with the ALMA telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert have spotted an unusual formation of gas and dust in a double star system 146 light-years away.

Weird Star System's Planet-Forming Disk Goes Vertical Like a Ferris Wheel

SPACE.com - Mon 14 Jan 19

Planet-forming disks of material typically orbit around the equators of stars, but now scientists have discovered such rings can go dramatically awry and encircle the poles of stars instead.

This Weird Star System Is Flipping Awesome

Astroengine - Mon 14 Jan 19

The binary system observed by ALMA isn’t wonky, it’s the first example of a polar protoplanetary disk Some star systems simply don’t like conforming to cosmic norms. Take HD ...