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Birth of stellar siblings

Binary and multiple star systems result from the fragmentation of dense material in young molecular clouds. Observations reveal that this can occur on small scales, supporting a previous model of star formation. See Letter p.483

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Figure 1: The triple protostar system L1448 IRS3B.

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