What is Eclipsing Binary?

Eclipsing Binary is type of a Binary Star. Eclipsing binaries: Italian astronomers have noticed in the late 1600’s that some stars occasionally drop their peak luminosity in their brightness to 1/3. Later measurements showed that these reductions ranged from hours to days and were intermittent. It is now understood that these variations in light are … Read more

What is Binary Star?

In astronomy, binary star is a star system consisting of two gravitationally bound bodies. The two stars follow Kepler’s laws of motion and in elliptical or circular orbits circle their shared centre of mass. Any relativistic devices, such as binary pulsars, exhibit behavior that can be explained only by using the general relativity theory of … Read more