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Nucleosynthesis in Binary Stars

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Science  20 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5759, pp. 345-346
DOI: 10.1126/science.1115848

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Nearly all elements in the universe heavier than helium are synthesized in stars. Binary stars, because they exert strong influences on one another, have contributed more elements than previously recognized.