NASA discovers a planet orbiting two suns like Tatooine, of Star Wars (video)
United States, September 15, 2011
Through the Kepler mission, NASA scientists made the first discovery of a planet orbiting two suns at the same time, like Tatooine from the Star Wars saga.
In the video presentation, experts explain that “the Kepler mission has made an important discovery. The first planet orbiting two suns”.
“At 200 light years away [from Earth], planet Kepler 16-b orbits two suns,” they add.
The small star orbits the larger one (both smaller than our sun), and when her sister gets covered, the brightness in the planet is dimmed to what would be the power of the late evening on Earth.
Kepler 16-B is a gaseous planet of the size of Saturn and nearly a billion years younger than our solar system. Every 239 days, it makes a turn around the greatest. It iscovered by smaller one every 49 days.
While the globe could not sustain life due to its composition, NASA experts do not dismiss being able to find rock planets orbiting around such systems, giving support to one of the dreams of science fiction.