Discovery one-ups Tatooine, finds twin stars hosting three giant exoplanets

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:31 in Astronomy & Space

Scientists have discovered three giant planets in a binary star system composed of stellar 'twins' that are also effectively siblings of our Sun. One star hosts two planets and the other hosts the third. The system represents the smallest-separation binary in which both stars host planets that has ever been observed. The findings may help explain the influence that giant planets like Jupiter have over a solar system's architecture.

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