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For the study, published March 19 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Jackson and his collaborators performed 2,000 computer simulations of binary star systems with a small third body representing an object like Oumuamua.
Alan Jackson, an astronomer at the University of Toronto, reported Monday that the asteroid was probably from a binary star system, in which two stars orbit a common center.
The team’s computer simulations suggest that up to 36% of binary stars can eject asteroids.
Watching Burnham drift through space toward an ancient Klingon relic with a brilliant binary star in the background is something Star Trek fans have always imagined, but TV producers never quite had the technology to make a reality.
Astronomers have now identified the source of that brief brightening — a binary star system a couple of thousand light-years away.
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