Tatooine the sequel: Kepler finds two more exoplanets orbiting binary stars

Artist's conception of the Kepler-35 system. Credit: Lynette Cook / extrasolar.spaceart.org / Nature

For exoplanet fans, this week has been an exciting one, with some amazing new discoveries being announced at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, Texas – our galaxy is brimming with planets, probably billions, and the smallest known planets have been found (again), with one about the size of Mars. But that’s not all; it was also announced that Kepler has found not one but two more planets orbiting binary stars!…

See Universe Today for the full article.


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