Meet Kepler-16b; the first planet known to definitively orbit two stars — a real-life Tatooine, from “Star Wars”

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Meet Kepler-16B. It’s a real-life Tatooine. A spectacle made popular by the “Star Wars” saga — a planet with two suns — has now been confirmed in space for the first time, astronomers revealed.

Kepler Space Telescope

Scientists using NASA’s Kepler space telescope captured details of a giant planet in orbit around the pair of binary stars that make up the Kepler-16 system, which is about 200 light-years away.

Tatooine has two stars, as it is in a binary star system. This shot from A New Hope remains one of the most famous scenes of the entire saga.

Screenshot of the planet Tatooine's twin suns, Tatoo I and Tatoo II from Star Wars.

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One Response to Meet Kepler-16b; the first planet known to definitively orbit two stars — a real-life Tatooine, from “Star Wars”

  1. Pingback: Dua Matahari Terbenam Bersama di Planet Kepler 16 B « BLOG KULIAH WORDPRESS

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