Tatooine has been found

Planets orbiting two stars have been discovered, according to our sister magazine All About Space

Alas it’s nothing to do with following the traffic on the Kessel Run or the downward trajectory of supposedly empty escape pods, no.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found the first instance of multiple planets in a binary star system – so two suns, like the Tatooine system –  4,900 light years from Earth. The system, named Kepler-47b, orbits both stars in under 50 days and is three times the size of Earth.

The outer planet is Kepler-47c, which orbits both stars in 303 days, and none of them, so far as we know, are run by Hutt crime syndicates.

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