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Odd Alien Planets So Close Together They See 'Planetrise'

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posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 09:42 AM

This is pretty damn cool.. Imagine, going to bed on Kepler-36b (could use a new name haha) to see a planet rising in the night sky! Seems that every 97ish days, they meet up in their orbit and would give a stunning view of eathother from the surface of each planet. They are only 12 Million miles aprat, so far the closest discovered planets!


It is science fiction made fact: Astronomers have discovered two alien planets around the same star whose orbits come so close together that each rises in the night sky of its sister world like an exotic full moon.

The newfound planets are 1,200 light-years from Earth and an unprecedented find, researchers said. They differ greatly in size and composition but come within just 1.2 million miles (1.9 million kilometers) of each other, closer than any other pair of planets known, according to a new study.


posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 09:54 AM
I always wondered if our solar system used to be like that...

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 10:04 AM
That would be super awesome to see if you were on one of those planets. Reminds me of an episode of Firefly where in the background you can see another planet in the sky, very large in the sky. It would be beautiful.

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 10:05 AM
That is awesome. So my desktop wallpapers are not all fictional

They are 12 million miles apart, but 3 times closer to their sun (which is hotter than ours), than Mercury?!?

Mercury is pretty close.

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It is an average of 36 million miles way from it, but due to its elliptical orbit, it can get as close as 28.5 million miles.

So they are roughly 12 million miles from their own (hotter) sun, and 12 million miles apart from themselves.

What????? I just can't wrap my head around that

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 09:41 PM
The stories of the twin terambo planets it looking to be true.

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 10:23 PM
That is pretty cool!

I've always wondered what it would be like to be on a base on one of Jupiter's moons or Saturn and see planet rise of them.

Thanks for sharing!

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