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Astronomers Find a Third Planet in This Weird 'Tatooine' Star System

Discover Magazine - Tue 16 Apr 19

Like the planet Tatooine from Star Wars, two suns — one bright, one dim and red— rise over the horizon of Kepler 47d. But unlike dry and sandy Tatooine, this planet's surface is gassy and ...

Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system

Phys.org - Tue 16 Apr 19

Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system's title as the most interesting of the binary-star worlds. Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, ...

Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system, SpaceDaily - Wed 17 Apr 19
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system, ScienceDaily - Tue 16 Apr 19
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system, Eurekalert - Tue 16 Apr 19

Astronomers confirm a THIRD planet in the Kepler-47 binary star system

Daily Mail - Wed 17 Apr 19

The planet is between Neptune to Saturn in size, larger than the other two, and has a temperature of around 336°F (169°C), San Diego State University experts report.

New Planet Discovered in Two-Star ‘Tatooine’ Kepler-47 System

Geek.com - Tue 16 Apr 19

Astronomers have found a third planet in the Kepler-47 system dubbed Kepler-47d, and according to a new study, it is about seven times larger than Earth. In the study, a team of astronomers ...

Discovery! 3rd Planet Found in Two-Star 'Tatooine' Star System

SPACE.com - Tue 16 Apr 19

A third world lurks in the two-star Kepler-47 system, and it's bigger than its two previously known siblings, a new study reports.

Third planet found hiding in ‘Tatooine’ star system

Astronomy.com - Tue 16 Apr 19

Years after two planets were discovered orbiting the binary star in Kepler 47, astronomers spotted a new planet sneak into view. It only adds to the system's many oddities.

Astronomers confirm third planet in Kepler-47 system

UPI - Tue 16 Apr 19

Astronomers have identified a third planet orbiting the binary star system Kepler-47.

Global Challenge Launched to Build Exoplanet Data Solutions

SpaceDaily - Thu 18 Apr 19

London, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2019 ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions for the ...

University of Hawaii astronomer's planet prediction verified in Star Wars-like system

Eurekalert - Wed 17 Apr 19

A team of astronomers, including Nader Haghighipour from the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, discovered a third planet in the circumbinary planetary system Kepler-47.

TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet

SpaceDaily - Wed 17 Apr 19

Boston MA (SPX) Apr 17, 2019 NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside ...