A New Class of Planetary Systems
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A New Class of Planetary Systems

January 18, 2012
The artistic rendition depicts the Kepler-35 planetary system. In the foreground, Kepler-35b, a Saturn-size world orbits its host stars every 131 days. The discovery of Kepler-34b and Kepler-35b establishes a new class of planets that orbit two stars, and suggests many millions of such systems exist in our galaxy.

Image credit: © Mark A. Garlick / space-art.co.uk

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