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NASA has Discovered a Whole Planetary System Orbiting a Double Star

The original sunset photo used in this artist’s depiction was taken by Robert Hurt of the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz.

NASA describes the new found system: Previously astronomers thought that planets could not form around binary stars. Now however, Kepler has found a whole system of planets orbiting a double star. This finding shows that planetary systems are weirder and more abundant than previously thought.

More information and reference:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/main/index.html

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