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Scientists discover a giant planet that orbits two suns – and could have habitable moons - Washington Post

Some worlds have more than one sun in their sky. Now scientists say they've confirmed the existence of the largest-ever planet orbiting a pair of binary stars – a gas giant with the same mass and radius as Jupiter. Exoplanets like this one – situated ...and more »

Kepler-1647b: New planet is largest discovered that orbits two suns - Phys.Org

Artist's impression of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647 b. Such a double eclipse event is known as a syzygy. Credit: Figure credit: Lynette Cook. If you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you'll ...and more »

Jupiter-Size Alien World Is Biggest 'Tatooine' Planet with 2 Suns Ever Found - Space.com

A newfound alien world is the biggest ever discovered that has two suns in its sky, like Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" universe. Whereas the fictional Tatooine is a small and rocky world, however, the real-life Kepler ...and more »

Astronomer helps discover giant planet orbiting two suns - SF State News

An artist's rendering of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647b. Credit: Lynette Cook. Kepler-1647b has largest size, orbit of any circumbinary planet found to date. San Francisco State University astronomer ...and more »

Astronomers discover Star Wars-like planet boasting two suns - Deutsche Welle

But don't plan on seeing a double sunset anytime soon - astronomers say the new planet is 3,700 light years from Earth. But the planet appears to be in a Goldilocks zone that could potentially support life. Artist rendering of planet Kepler 1647b shows ...and more »

Largest exoplanet orbiting two suns discovered - sciencefocus.com

Kepler-1647b, a gas giant the size of Jupiter, lies in the “goldilocks” zone in the Cygnus constellation. 14th June 2016. Artist's impression of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647 ©. Jack Greenhalgh · BBC Focus ...and more »

This Jupiter-Sized Planet Is the Largest Found Orbiting Two Suns - Smithsonian

Eclipse. “Eclipse”. Artist's impression of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647. Such a double eclipse event is known as a syzygy. (Lynette Cook). By Danny Lewis. smithsonian.com. June 14, 2016. Though Earth ...and more »

Largest Tatooine World Discovered In The Habitable Zone Of Its Two Suns - Forbes

Astronomers have discovered the largest Tatooine world yet, a Jupiter-sized planet with two suns. Kepler 1647b is the biggest planet ever seen in a double star system, spotted by the Kepler Space Telescope in the constellation of Cygnus. A team of ...and more »

We've Discovered the Largest Planet to Orbit Two Suns Like Tatooine - Popular Mechanics

NASA announced that it has discovered the largest planet yet that orbits two suns. The discovery was made by a team from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University using the Kepler Space Telescope, and was announced yesterday at ...and more »

NASA's astroboffins spot the largest ever Tatooine planet - The Register

A team of astronomers led by NASA have discovered the largest circumbinary planet on record, according to the American Astronomical Society. The research has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal with Veselin Kostov, a NASA Goddard ...and more »