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February 28, 2017

Astronomers Have Found A Real Life ‘Tatooine’

On Monday, Astronomers seemingly stumbled across a planet orbiting two suns, similar to the Star Wars planet Tatooine. Tatooine is the home planet of one Luke Skywalker, and is most known for their unique double sun and triple moon star system.

The planet was discovered amongst rocky debris in a system named SDSS 1557 – between two stars, a white dwarf and a brown dwarf – some 1,000 light years away.

The University College London (UCL) took part in the study and said that “the debris appears to be rocky and suggests that terrestrial planets like Tatooine…. might exist in the system.” Terrestrial planets are planets that are usually rocky, [...]

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