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Planets That Spin around 2 Suns [Video]

A video of Kepler 16 shows the complexity of circumbinary systems

So-called “circumbinary” planets orbit around a double-star system. Here we see a zoom-through of the Kepler 16 system, with one planet orbiting a large primary star and a smaller secondary star.

 


Video courtesy NASA/JPL/Tim Pyle

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