Astronomers Discover Circumbinary Tatooine Planet

Posted by on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Astronomers have discovered Circumbinary 'Tatooine' Planet With NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. The planet lies about 3,700 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus.

It is the largest planet orbiting two stars yet found.

The stars are similar to the sun, with one slightly larger than our home star and the other slightly smaller.

The planet has a mass and radius nearly identical to that of Jupiter, making it the largest transiting circumbinary planet ever found.



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