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Ultracompact binary stars
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1 Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Double stars with tight, rapid orbits enable astronomers to study issues ranging from binary-star evolution to the internal structure of white dwarfs and neutron stars. In addition, they may emit directly observable gravitational waves.
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