Friday, September 16, 2011

A Planet With Two Suns Discovered. Kepler-16b, a Real-life Tatooine




Astronomers from NASA have discovered a planet 200 light years from Earth that apparently orbits two suns like Tatooine which is the name of Luke Skywalker's home world in the science fiction movie "Star Wars"


The Kepler 16b planet has two suns that orbit one another in 35 days. If a person visited Kepler 16b, they would be greeted by a sky that featured two prominent stars -- and circles both stars in 229 days.

It's the first time the Researcher have discovered and viewed a planet with two stars. And, the researchers don't believe that life exists on Kepler 16b

NASA said the planet is cold, gaseous and not thought to harbor life. Astronomers, say the finding is notable since it demonstrates the diversity of planets in our galaxy.

When Tatooine was first shown in Hollywood, there was immediate doubt as to whether or not a similar planet would be found. Now it is proved that everything is possible.





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