"Tidal dissipation makes the binary go 'round"

Research by Dr Adrian Barker has been highlighted by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Nova website.

The article “Tidal dissipation makes the binary go ’round” features in their highlights section. The AAS Nova website highlights some of the most interesting recent results being published in AAS journals to provide astronomy researchers and enthusiasts with summaries of recent research across a wide range of astronomical fields.

Dr Barker’s paper on Circularization Periods of Solar-type Binaries first appeared in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Image “Artist’s impression of the remarkable double star” by ESO/L. Calçada, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.