Richmond Astronomical Society

NASA’S Kepler Discovery Confirms First Planet Orbiting Two Stars

Sep 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

WASHINGTON — The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact. NASA’s Kepler mission has made the first unambiguous detection of a circumbinary planet — a planet orbiting two stars — 200 light-years from Earth.

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