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Kepler discovers first multi-planet binary system
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Kepler discovers first multi-planet binary system

by AstroAggregatorAugust 31, 2012

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered its first multiple-planet binary star system. The system, Kepler 47, is 4,900 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. While theorised, it has never been confirmed before that a planet could survive the tidal forces produced by the gravity of two stars in close proximity.

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