Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Largest Tatooine World Discovered In The Habitable Zone Of Its Two Suns

Astronomers have discovered the largest Tatooine world yet, a Jupiter-sized planet with two suns.

Kepler 1647b is the biggest planet ever seen in a double star system, spotted by the Kepler Space Telescope in the constellation of Cygnus.

A team of scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre and the San Diego State University took years to confirm the planet’s existence because its orbit is so long – 1,107 days or just over three years.

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