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Multiple star systems

Towards multiple-star population synthesis

Stellar, brown dwarf and multiple star properties from a radiation hydrodynamical simulation of star cluster formation

Secondary star formation within massive star clusters: origin of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters

Stellar, brown dwarf and multiple star properties from hydrodynamical simulations of star cluster formation

Revisiting the universality of (multiple) star formation in present-day star formation regions

Binary star disruption in globular clusters with multiple stellar populations

Atmospheric turbulence profiling using multiple laser star wavefront sensors

The great escape – II. Exoplanet ejection from dying multiple-star systems

An analytic technique for constraining the dynamical origins of multiple star systems containing merger products

On the evolution of a star cluster and its multiple stellar systems following gas dispersal

Asymmetric supernova in hierarchical multiple star systems and application to J1903+0327

V745 Cassiopean interacting young massive binary in a multiple-star system★

Multiple frequency analysis of the large-amplitude SX Phoenicis star BL Camelopardalis

A prescription for star formation feedback: the importance of multiple shell interactions

HAlign: Fast multiple similar DNA/RNA sequence alignment based on the centre star strategy

The Volume-limited A-Star (VAST) survey – II. Orbital motion monitoring of A-type star multiples

When does a star cluster become a multiple star system? – I. Lifetimes of equal-mass small-N systems


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A system of three or more stars bound by their mutual gravitational attraction. It is estimated that about one-third of all known binaries are actually triple. The proportions decrease with greater multiplicity. Systems with six components are known, but they are rare (less than 1 % of all multiples). In triple systems there is often one relatively close pair, with the third component in a wider orbit. Quadruple systems, however, occur approximately equally in 2 : 2 (2 pairs) and 1 : 1 : 2 hierarchies.

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