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Star formation

Sibling rivalry begins at birth

High-resolution astronomical observations of a nearby molecular gas cloud have revealed a quadruplet of stars in the act of formation. The system is arguably the youngest multiple star system detected so far. See Letter p.213

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Figure 1: A young quadruplet.

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Kratter, K. Sibling rivalry begins at birth. Nature 518, 173–174 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/518173a

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