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One planet, two stars: New research shows how circumbinary planets form


Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine would have formed far from its current location in the Star Wars universe, a new University of Bristol study into its real world counterparts, observed by the Kepler space telescope, suggests. Like the fictional Star Wars planet, Kepler-34(AB)b is a circumbinary planet, so-called because its ...

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Scientists examine data from the Keplar telescope and come to the conclusion that the galaxy could be teeming with life.

Solar System

The nearest may be no more than a dozen light years away. Researchers came to the conclusion after reviewing four years’ worth of data from the American space agency Nasa’s Kepler space telescope. With 300 billion stars in the Milky Way, it means our galaxy could potentially be teeming with ...

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