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Real Life Tatooine! Scientists discover a planet with two suns.

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posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Remember Tatooine? The desolate planet home to the Skywalkers from Star Wars. This fictional planet's most iconic feature was it's two suns. Well, its not as fictious as we once believed: Scientists have discovered a planet 200 light years away from earth that literally orbits two suns.




Astronomers announced the discovery of the alien planet, called Kepler-16b, today (Sept. 15). The Saturn-mass planet orbits a pair of stars known as Kepler-16A and Kepler-16B. Someone on Kepler-16b would see two suns hanging near each other in the sky, just as Luke did on Tatooine.


link to news article here

However, this planets ground temperature is around -100 to -70 degrees Celsius, so it is probably uninhabitable.

Artist's concept art of kepler 16b

Cool stuff they're finding nowadays (:




posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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Multiple threads on this.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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I didn't see any. Anyone just browsing wouldn't have seen any either. So i'm helping by reposting this then ^_^



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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I just thought I could let you know with a little humour instead of the usual, " already posted jack*ss, try the search function", that is sure to show up in a little bit. I try not to dog fellow Canadians.




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