Astronomers discover new planet orbiting two stars

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 16:30 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers have found a new planet orbiting in the 'habitable zone' of two stars, the 10th 'circumbinary' located by NASA's Kepler Mission. The planet, named Kepler-453b, is roughly 60 percent larger than Neptune and takes 240 days to orbit. Its erratic orbit, which limits the amount of times it transits directly between its stars and the Earth, means the next chance to discover it would not have come until 2066.

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