Kepler spies largest exoplanet yet that orbits two stars [feedly]

martes, 14 de junio de 2016

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Kepler spies largest exoplanet yet that orbits two stars
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Planets that orbit two stars have traditionally been difficult to detect. Despite decades of suspicion, we didn't even spot our first one until 2011 and even now their irregular orbits make life tricky for those in the planet-hunting game. NASA has today confirmed the discovery of the largest of these circumbinary planets, the imaginatively named Kepler-1647 b, some 3,700 light years away.

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