XZ Tauri is a binary system approximately 450 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. The system is composed of two T Tauri stars orbiting each other about 6 billion kilometers apart (roughly the same distance as Pluto is from the Sun). The system made news in 2000 when a superflare was observed in the system.

Image credit: NASA, ESA and J. Schmidt

XZ Tauri is a binary system approximately 450 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. The system is composed of two T Tauri stars orbiting each other about 6 billion kilometers apart (roughly the same distance as Pluto is from the Sun). The system made news in 2000 when a superflare was observed in the system.

Image credit: NASA, ESA and J. Schmidt


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