Astronomers see more planets than stars in galaxy (AP)

This handout illustration provided by San Diego State University, shows a newly discovered planet, called Kepler 35, that circles not one but two stars. Scientists thought this type of two-sun system — made famous as the home planet of the fictional Luke Skywalker —  is too unstable to support planets. But so far they’ve found three of these planets with two suns, showing that planets seem to be everywhere. The study is in this week’s journal Nature.  (AP Photo/Lynette R. Cook, San Diego State University)AP - The more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it’s a crowded and crazy cosmos. They think planets easily outnumber stars in our galaxy and they’re even finding them in the strangest of places.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.