"If, on the contrary, two stars should really be situated very near each other, and at the same time so far insulated as not to be materially affected by the attractions of neighbouring stars, they will then compose a separate system, and remain united by the bond of their own mutual gravitation towards each other."
~Sir William Herschel on binary stars
The binary stars of Eta Carinae and Canopus were documented as part of the aboriginal Australian Boorong people's mythical astronomy and incorporated into their oral traditions.
This short animated work is a non-linear poetic reflection on these mysteries, as well as a tribute to future discoveries.
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