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Twin Stars of Astrophysics Make Room for Two

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Science  10 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5532, pp. 1040-1041
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5532.1040

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To the untrained eye, astrophysicist twins Fred and Don Lamb are unusually tough to tell apart. Both study the physics of binary star systems that contain compact objects such as black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs, and they even work in the same state. But although they may have followed similar paths, the two brothers have carefully avoided sharing the same spotlight. Experience has taught them to value their separate lives.