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Scientists found a new solar system with two stars and three disks, reports say.
They explained that this kind of system has never been seen before and is highly unusual. The solar system is composed of a binary star with three rotating gas discs.
Science Daily reported Assistant Professor Christian Brinch and his colleagues found two newly formed stars the size of our sun that has a rotating disc of gas and dust similar to our solar size. Brinch explained that the stars share a disks that is larger than the disk of the two stars which crosses over the two separate discs of the stars.
He admitted that this is the first time they saw this kind of solar system. He also admitted that this breaks everything they know about the solar system.
Space reported that the scientists found the solar system with the help of Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), located in Northern Chile. ALMA found the two stars aged 100,000 and 200,000 years old in the binary system IRS 43.
They explained that the radiation heated up the surrounding planets that formed the disks which caused infrared emission and microwave light. They said that these emissions were detected by ALMA, which lead to the discovery of the two stars.
They were able to found out the movements of the disks and the orientation they have with each other. However, it is still unclear if there are planets on the disks.
Birnch said that by studying the light's wavelength it was easy to find whether the light source moves farther or closer to each other.
"If the light source is moving towards red wavelengths, it means it's moving farther away. If the light is moving towards the blue wavelengths, it means it's moving closer together," he added.
He stressed that the new found stars tumbles around and are skewed relative to each other.
As of to date, the researchers plan to perform computer simulations to better understand the skewed position of the stars.