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Latest Circumbinary planet Stories

Study Gives Insight Into How Skywalker's Tatooine May Have Formed
2014-01-31 13:03:26

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.

First Planet Discovered In A Quadruple Star System Confirmed
2012-10-31 09:45:16

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.

Planet Found Orbiting Two Stars
2012-10-15 13:37:20

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.

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Two Planets Orbiting Binary Star System
2012-08-29 08:58:00

Astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have found the first evidence of multiple planets orbiting a binary star system.

Image 1 - Kepler Finds Two More Two-Sun Planets
2012-01-12 05:42:31

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.

Image 1 - Kepler Discovers First Ever Circumbinary Planet
2011-09-15 13:01:09

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.


Latest Circumbinary planet Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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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chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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