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.
Jerome Orosz is an associate professor of astronomy at San Diego State University in San Diego, California.
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