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Tidal Circularization Among the Close Binaries in the Halo

  • Guillermo Torres (a1), David W. Latham (a2), Tsevi Mazeh (a3), Bruce W. Carney (a4), Robert P. Stefanik (a2), Robert J. Davis (a2) and John B. Laird (a5)...

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For a sample of halo binaries, we find that the transition between circular and eccentric orbits occurs at a period of at least 18.7 days. This is consistent with the Goldman & Mazeh theory of tidal circularization on the main sequence.

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Tidal Circularization Among the Close Binaries in the Halo

  • Guillermo Torres (a1), David W. Latham (a2), Tsevi Mazeh (a3), Bruce W. Carney (a4), Robert P. Stefanik (a2), Robert J. Davis (a2) and John B. Laird (a5)...

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