Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 13, 2017
With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA's Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets, although planets discovered so far around double-star systems are large and gaseous. Scientists wondered: If an Earth-size planet were orbitin
First Atmosphere Found On Nearly Earth-Size Planet Outside Our Solar System 00:54
In a scientific first, an atmosphere has been detected around a planet that's nearly the same size as Earth but isn't in out solar system.
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