Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting telescope have found multiple planets orbiting a double star system, 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Jerome Orosz, lead author on a paper describing the find, explains how the astronomers made the discovery and the importance of the find for the search for habitable planets.
Above: NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting Twin Suns. Video Courtesy NASA Multimedia Gallery
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