Back in September, NASA's planet-hunting satellite Kepler made one of its most dramatic discoveries when it spotted a planet orbiting two stars. But was this a one-of-a-kind cosmic freak, or are there lots of these strange planets? Now we know.
Yesterday, NASA announced that they'd discovered the first unambiguous example ofa Tatooine-like planet ; the planet, Kepler-16b orbits two suns, just like the dusty home world of Luke Skywalker.
have confirmed what it seemed inevitable: a planet orbiting a binary star. It's no Tatooine but a Saturn-sized gas planet twisting around two stars about 1.5 and 4.5 smaller than our Sun.