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2003ApJ...587L..47L - Astrophys. J., 587, L47-L50 (2003/April-2)

Ejection of a low-mass star in a young stellar system in Taurus.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present the analysis of high angular resolution Very Large Array radio observations, made at 11 epochs over the last 20 years, of the multiple system T Tauri. One of the sources (Sb) in the system has moved at moderate speed (5-10 km/s) on an apparently elliptical orbit during the first 15 yr of observations, but after a close (<2 AU) encounter with the source Sa, it appears to have accelerated westward to about 20 km/s in the last few years. Such a dramatic orbital change most probably indicates that Sb has just suffered an ejection–which would be the first such event ever detected. Whether Sb will ultimately stay on a highly elliptical bound orbit or whether it will leave the system altogether will be known with about 5 more years of observations.

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Journal keyword(s): Astrometry - Stars: Binaries: General - Stars: Formation - Stars: Individual: Constellation Name: T Tauri - Stars: Pre-Main-Sequence

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