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NASA Finds Star Wars Like Planet With 2 Suns

Postby JeanInMontana » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:37 pm

NASA reported on Thursday the discovery of Kepler 16b, a planet with two suns that evokes images of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, from the "Star Wars" franchise.

The planet, which is 200 light years away and roughly the size of Saturn, is the first circumbinary planet -- meaning that it orbits two suns -- ever discovered, according to NASA.


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Re: NASA Finds Star Wars Like Planet With 2 Suns

Postby Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:21 pm

That may be a unique find, considering that it's so close to us.

But do you remember Robert L. Forward's Rocheworld (highly recommended). That's the most imaginative and flabbergasting world, described with (AFAIK) correct physics and chemistry, that I ever read about.
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Re: NASA Finds Star Wars Like Planet With 2 Suns

Postby JeanInMontana » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:59 pm

No I have not heard of it. This is a real find in this video.
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