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Astronomers using the Spitzer space telescope have discovered that, contrary to expectations, twin-star systems are actually more likely to have indictors of planetary systems than single stars are. The discovery has got everyone very excited because it means Luke Skywalker's home world, with its double sun, is not a total* …

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  1. Jason Togneri

    Hmmm...

    ...published on the first of April?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    orbital paths

    Is it possible that a planet could take a figure of eight orbit around the two stars in a binary system?

  3. Sebastien Mongrain

    re: orbital paths

    It is believed unlikely. But it was thought nigh impossible for planets to form around binary systems...

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