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Friday, July 15, 2005

Tatooine In A Galaxy Not So Far, Far Away

Planet View From Imaginary MoonThat's right, scientists have found a planet that has three suns. The planet is a bit bigger than Jupiter and orbits one of the suns. All three suns are in proximity similar to the distance between our Sun and Saturn. The discovery challenges current theories about how planets are formed.

Tatooine for those who don't know is the planet Luke Skywalker grows up on in Star Wars and has twin suns.

Nature: The Triple Sunset That Should Not Exist

Physorg: First Planet Under Three Suns Is Discovered

CNN: Scientists find planet with 3 suns


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