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Planets with Double Suns are Common
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Planets with Double Suns are Common

January 17, 2012
This artist's conception shows Kepler-34b, a newfound gas-giant planet that orbits a double-star system. Its two suns are both yellow, G-type stars that swing around each other every 28 days. The planet circles them both in 289 days. The discovery of Kepler-34b and Kepler-35b shows that circumbinary planets are common in our Galaxy.

Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)


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