Latest Circumbinary planet Stories
Tatooine, a fictional planet with two stars that is best known as the home of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie franchise, may not be as farfetched as one might think.
Justin Crepp, Freimann Assistant Professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, provided the high-contrast imaging observations that confirmed the first extrasolar planet discovered in a quadruple star system.
A team of international astronomers, along with Planethunters.org volunteers, found the first reported case of a planet orbiting twin suns that in turn is orbited by a second distant pair of stars.
Astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have found the first evidence of multiple planets orbiting a binary star system.
Astronomers announced the findings of two new circumbinary planets, or worlds that orbit two different stars, during the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Austin, Texas on Wednesday.
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new planet that orbits around a pair of low-mass stars, not unlike the fictional world of Tatooine from the Star Wars universe.
Binary Star -- A binary star system consists of two stars both orbiting around a gravitational point between them. The term "binary star" was apparently first coined by Sir William Herschel in 1802 to designate "a real double star - the union of two stars that are formed together in one system by the laws of attraction." At present, binary stars are classified into three types according to their observable properties: visual binaries, spectroscopic binaries, and eclipsing binaries....
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