Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First-Ever Binary Alien Planets Found?

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First-Ever Binary Alien Planets Found?

      Astronomers may have found the first binary planets ever observed beyond our solar system.

The two objects straddle the dividing line between gas giants and odd
Nola Taylor Redd
"failed stars" known as brown dwarfs in terms of mass, researchers said. The newfound bodies are also similar to each other in size and age.

"They're probably brother and sister," Daniella Gagliuffi told Gagliuffi, a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, found the objects amid a cloud of stars about 65 light-years from Earth. ...

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