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[Artist Concept] With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA's Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets, although planets discovered so far around double-star systems are large and gaseous. Scientists wondered: If an Earth-size planet were orbiting two suns, could it support life?

It turns out, such a planet could be quite hospitable if located at the right distance from its two stars, and wouldn't necessarily even have deserts. In a particular range of distances from two sun-like host stars, a planet covered in water would remain habitable and retain its water for a long time, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications.

This artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

#science #nasa #space #tatooine #planet #exoplanet #doublesun #research #planets

[Artist Concept] With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA's Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets, although planets discovered so far around double-star systems are large and gaseous. Scientists wondered: If an Earth-size planet were orbiting two suns, could it support life? It turns out, such a planet could be quite hospitable if located at the right distance from its two stars, and wouldn't necessarily even have deserts. In a particular range of distances from two sun-like host stars, a planet covered in water would remain habitable and retain its water for a long time, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. This artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech #science  #nasa  #space  #tatooine  #planet  #exoplanet  #doublesun  #research  #planets 

2442 Comments:

  1. _zara_sh

    Awesome😍

  2. grigoriy.leshcenko.72

    Планеты солницной системы ,это колоссальное интересно, но система заочная скважина не совсем понятна (США)это буровые лака торы работают квартирные замки для замера телефонов кабеля(ПО ЦРУшноиу)

  3. julianto_arm

    woow....awesome....

  4. _swooley

    This what pic u mean when u said from a distance @_tezzoo

  5. shakhriyor_123

    It's amazing photo.. 👍 @nasa

  6. sunrise_sunset_photogroup

    Your shot looks so beautiful 😊😉❤

  7. jpetrella4

    @sunrise_sunset_photogroup it's a drawing... it says it in the caption

  8. ypang71

    Two star? I wonder how the orbit look like?

  9. hossein_poorreza

    Best photo👌✌💙

  10. some_might_say__

    @jnwnone 우리 눈 앞엔 안보이는데 우리 위에는 여기있는 사진들 처럼 엄청 다양한 것들이 존재하쟈나 너무 신기해

  11. some_might_say__

    @jnwnone 💕(9억개)

  12. bluemoonnn_

    Wowwwww,coolllll,I want to job in nasa someday (went I grow up)heheheeehe

  13. caleb.lamprecht

    Fake # earth is flat . I wake up

  14. iglazyio

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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