They Have Found More Tatooines

The Kepler 47 system compared to our solar system. (Credit NASA)

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.

To read the full article and gander at some pictures head on over to here.

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