NASA’s Kepler team have discovered two more circumbinary planets, that is to say planets that orbits a double star. The first was Kepler-16b, and now they announce the discovery of Kepler-47b and Kepler-47c!
You’re reading that correctly ladies and gentlemen, both planets are in the same binary solar system. To make thins even more tantalizing, Kepler-47c sits in the habitable zone around the two stars, orbiting every 303 days. The planet itself is a gas giant a little larger than Neptune, so not a candidate for life as we currently understand it on Earth.
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