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2 planets discovered around the binary star system Kepler-47

2 planets discovered around the binary star system Kepler-47

The vast majority of stars in the Milky Way don’t go it alone — most have a companion, or even two or three. It stands to reason that life outside the solar system might have a sky less like our own and more like Tatooine, the Star Wars planet with a double sunset. Many binary […]

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European space telescope to search for exoplanets of other stars

European space telescope to search for exoplanets of other stars

On 27 December, COROT is to be launched into space on a unique astronomy mission: its twin goals are to detect exoplanets orbiting around other stars and to probe the mysteries of stellar interiors as never before. . . . While CNES is completing preparations for the launch from Baikonur/Kazakhstan, ESA and a large number […]