What if Tatooine was a real planet?


Not satisfied with discovering 16 Super Earths last week, the astronauts from the Kepler mission revealed that they discovered a planet with two suns–the first of its kind.  This planet, located some 200 lightyears from the Swan constellation is offically known as Kepler 16(AB)-b but it’s known affectionately by astronauts as Tatooine the name of the planet where Luke Skywalker was raised.  However, unlike Tattoine, Kepler 16(AB)-a is not a desert, but rather a ball of freezing gas (-100°) about the same size as Saturn.

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