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Sep 16Roger Kohl

Astronomers confirm some science fiction is now reality

Sep 16Roger Kohl

During 2009 NASA launched a planet discovering telescope named Kepler to search for other planets in our universe hopeful of finding other planets similar to Earth.

Kepler has recently discovered an inhospitable, frozen planet they are calling “Tatooine” some 200 light years (1,176 trillion miles) distant that orbits two stars and is named after the fictional body that had a double sunset in Star Wars.

There had been speculation that there are planets that orbited multiple stars but this is the first confirmation.

UPDATE:  In a separate report the new planet is called “Kepler-16b” the most “Tatooine-like” planet yet found in our galaxy.


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