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Binary Stars

Is Alien Life More Likely On Real-Life 'Tatooines?'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

Luke Skywalker would be proud. Planets like Skywalker's fictional home of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" movie series might have more potential for habi...

Amateurs Help Solve Riddle Of Strange Binary Stars

Posted 05.24.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/23/2013 02:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com A strange pair of stars is much closer to Earth than scientists ever thought...

Sci-Fi Star Systems Could Host E.T.

Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd, Astrobiology Magazine Published: 03/11/2013 10:55 AM EDT on SPACE.com Planets orbiting binary star systems have to deal with...

Twin Star Discovery Settles Longstanding Nebula Debate

Posted 11.09.2012 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 11/08/2012 02:08 PM EST on SPACE.com A pair of stars orbiting one another inside a planet...

Black Hole Study Shows What Supermassive Monsters 'Eat' To Get So Big

Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 04/06/2012 09:44 AM EDT on SPACE.com The supermassive black holes thought to lurk at the heart of most galaxies ...