Tatooine-like Planet Discovered
Hugh Bollinger
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Tatooine-like Planet Discovered

Tatooine-like planet, artist Interpretation (credit: NASA)

Star Wars was a great bit of visual SciFi but a real Tatooine-like planet was discovered by the Kepler space telescope. NASA produced an animated video showing how a planetary system, circling two stars, might look to a visitor. Binary stars are common but this is the first one discovered with a planet in a standard circular orbit.

Dual sunsets and sunrises sound super-cool, particularly when they exist for real.


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