Friday, September 16, 2011

Kepler Discovers a Planet with Two Suns

Source - NASA Science News for Sept. 15, 2011

The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact. NASA's Kepler mission has made the first unambiguous detection of a "circumbinary planet"--a planet orbiting two stars--200 light-years from Earth.


Double Suns (splash, 558 px)  Copyright NASA

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