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'Tatooine' Planets May Be More Common Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science

Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, may exist only in the make-believe world of Star Wars, but astronomers have long known that planets with two s...

WATCH: Dwarf Star Confirms Prediction Made Decades Ago

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 04.19.2014 | Science

Astronomers have observed a white dwarf acting as a magnifying glass for another, Sun-like star that it is orbiting. The binary star system, 808 parse...

Nearby Galaxy Even Closer Than We Thought, New Research Shows

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/06/2013 01:03 PM EST on The distance to one of the Milky Way's next-door neighbors, a satellite galaxy...

'Tatooine' Planets May Face Peculiar Risk, New Study Suggests

Posted 01.07.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/06/2013 02:12 PM EST on Alien planets born in widely separated two-star systems face a grave danger of being...