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09-15-2011, 04:12 PM
NASA scientists today announced (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepler-16b.html) a new planet called Kepler-16b that orbits two stars, a discovery that seems to bring to life the fictional Luke Skywalker home of Tatooine with its double sunset.


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The system spotted by NASA consists of one star orbiting another, with the planet Kepler-16b circling both stars. Unlike the barren and rocky Tatooine from the Star Wars films, NASA believes

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