September 10, 2012
Once, astronomers thought planets couldn’t form around binary stars. Now Kepler has found a whole system of planets orbiting a double star. This finding shows that planetary systems are weirder and more abundant than previously thought.
Topics: Entertainment Culture, Space, Astronomy, Planetary science, Kepler-16b, Kepler-9, Kepler, Discovery program, Exoplanetology, Extrasolar planet, Lyra constellation, Planetary systems, Binary star, Planet