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Space & Planetary Science

The Number of Stars With Planets Just Increased – A Lot

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
March 29, 2007

NASA Telescope Finds Planets Thrive Around Stellar Twins

“The double sunset that Luke Skywalker gazed upon in the film “Star Wars” might not be a fantasy. Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have observed that planetary systems dusty disks of asteroids, comets and possibly planets are at least as abundant in twin-star systems as they are in those, like our own, with only one star.”

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