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Triple-star system’s strange antics entrance scientists digging through 125 years of data –

“It was as if somebody had just created a telescope that was a time machine.”



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Scientists have combined modern spacecraft data with vintage observations to piece together a 125-year-long story of the antics of a nearby triple-star system dubbed HS Hydra and predict its future.
When the first of those observations were made, in 1893, HS Hydra was just another star twinkling in the heavens. Now, it’s a strange, dynamic system and one that may have a few more surprises in store.
Astronomers may soon unearth those surprises, thanks to NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

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