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Tatooine? No, it’s Kepler-16b, illustrated in this artist concept. The existence…

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Tatooine? No, it’s Kepler-16b, illustrated in this artist concept. The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact. Our Kepler mission has made the first unambiguous detection of a circumbinary planet — a planet orbiting two stars — 200 light-years from Earth.

Unlike Star Wars’ Tatooine, the planet is cold, gaseous and not thought to harbor life, but its discovery demonstrates the diversity of planets in our galaxy. Previous research has hinted at the existence of circumbinary planets, but clear confirmation proved elusive. Kepler detected such a planet by observing transits, where the brightness of a parent star dims from the planet crossing in front of it.

Image Credit: NASA

#nasa #kepler #space #astronomy#maythe4thbewithyou #happystarwarsday #science



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shmagios 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@silla_thonet

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mark_balog34 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@mast3r_j3d1_t3ch

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sarah_mahtob 29.01.2020 - 10:30

Lindo, @wellitonrocha ! 😉

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manind.er 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@nkr306 double sunset one

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navdeepr91 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@maninder099 fuck that’s crazy. actually makes sense with the article we were reading

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orisabi 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@jovi_one_kenobi

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shiva_khd 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@maryamz2478 asemuneshO bBn😍😍

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nhdnghi.oldone 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@fabchocolate_

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jonxrambo 29.01.2020 - 10:30

Double sunset amazing @lolopink

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mang0.juul.pod 29.01.2020 - 10:30

Lol is that a quasar in the far left corner?

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isaacdnz 29.01.2020 - 10:30

Aveces se ve inexplicable todo pero es impresionante ver lo infinito que es el universo y saber que estamos en una parte de el, estoy impresionado al ver las fotos eso hace amar a la ciencia !

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sasa.mvb 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@lucasmedeiros9

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lucasvilasboas9 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@sasa.mvb lembrei do video q assistimos 😄

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sasa.mvb 29.01.2020 - 10:30

É mesmo @lucasmedeiros9 😊

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lucasvilasboas9 29.01.2020 - 10:30

😊

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nassaem_ly 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@choi_seung_hyun_tttop

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3ghada 29.01.2020 - 10:30

@nooraldissi عشآنك تحوبيہ

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fa.alsuwaidi 29.01.2020 - 10:30

قولي سبحن الله

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dcastaneda_23 29.01.2020 - 10:30

Is this Uranus

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muniz_ferreira 29.01.2020 - 10:30

But we could name it Tatooine

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marcamoussa 29.01.2020 - 10:30

I THINK THATS THE SUN TOO 😮 @anthonyblazevic

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anthonyblazevic 29.01.2020 - 10:30

I wonder what’s out there!!! @marcamoussa

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sylph780 29.01.2020 - 10:30

😝😝😝

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thesecretgate 29.01.2020 - 10:30

Great pic

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