Monday, September 19, 2011

NASA's Kepler Discovery Confirms First Planet Orbiting Two Stars

Science Daily reports that NASA's Kepler Discovery has confirmed spotting the first circumbinary planet, a known to be orbiting a two stars.  Though cold and gaseous, and therefore not thought to support life, the planet is the first of its kind to be definitely detected.  Apparently, most stars in our galaxy are binary systems so the discovery of the planet increases the odds that there are other worlds we could one day find and explore, though that day is likely a very long way off.  Read more here.

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