The discovery is reminiscent of a Star wars scene of the planet Tatooine - a planet with 2 suns. One again proving that science fiction may eventually become science-fact:
In a scene reminiscent of science fiction, researchers using observations from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft have detected a distant planet orbiting two waltzing stars, the first time such a phenomenon has been confirmed.
“This is really a stunning measurement by Kepler,” said Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution for Science, a co-author of the study. “The real exciting thing is there’s a planet sitting out there orbiting around these two stars.”
Binary stars — two suns turning around each other — have been seen before, and astronomers have suspected planets exist around them, but Kepler’s observations are the first to confirm it.
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