A team of scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Torun are using four remotely controlled telescopes placed around the globe to search for circumbinary systems - multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns. They hope to emulate NASA's Kepler mission, which which located such a system last month.
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Apr. 28, 2016 Nearly 10 billion years ago in a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418, a dramatic explosion occurred. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now, an international ... read more
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Aug. 28, 2012 Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, NASA's Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first ... read more
Jan. 11, 2012 Astronomers have discovered two new circumbinary planet systems -- planets that orbit two stars, like Tatooine in the movie Star Wars. Their find, which brings the number of known circumbinary ... read more
Jan. 11, 2012 Astronomers have discovered two new transiting "circumbinary" planet systems – planets that orbit two stars. This work establishes that such "two sun" planets are not rare ... read more