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NASA's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars

 
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NASA's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars
The planets Kepler-47b and Kepler-47c: Kepler-47b has three times the radius of earth and orbits the pair of stars in less than 50 days while Kepler-47c is thought to be a gaseous giant, slightly larger than Neptune with an orbital period of 303 days.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, NASA's Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. This system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

This discovery proves that more than one planet can form and persist in the stressful realm of a binary star and demonstrates the diversity of planetary systems in our galaxy.

Astronomers detected two planets in the Kepler-47 system, a pair of orbiting stars that eclipse each other every 7.5 days from our vantage point on Earth. One star is similar to the sun in size, but only 84 percent as bright. The second star is diminutive, measuring only one-third the size of the sun and less than 1 percent as bright.

"In contrast to a single planet orbiting a single star, the planet in a circumbinary system must transit a 'moving target.' As a consequence, time intervals between the transits and their durations can vary substantially, sometimes short, other times long," said Jerome Orosz, associate professor of astronomy at San Diego State University and lead author of the paper. "The intervals were the telltale sign these planets are in circumbinary orbits."

The inner planet, Kepler-47b, orbits the pair of stars in less than 50 days. While it cannot be directly viewed, it is thought to be a sweltering world, where the destruction of methane in its super-heated atmosphere might lead to a thick haze that could blanket the planet. At three times the radius of Earth, Kepler-47b is the smallest known transiting circumbinary planet.


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Re: NASA's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars
hiding SHARE TWO SUNS
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Re: NASA's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars
WEIRD PLANET NO NIGHT ONLY DAY PLANET wtf
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09/05/2012 09:27 AM
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Re: NASA's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars
BUT, still the detractors of OUR binary system continue to deny the possibility/probability that we have a binary system with planets/moons orbiting BOTH suns !

SAD that so many here can ONLY believe what the books/professor said about out solar system; ONLY what their frightened minds can HANDLE !

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Nice thread, OP !