Friday, 8 July 2016

Scientists Discover Bizarre World With Three Suns And 300-Year Seasons

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Star Wars fans love Tatooine and its twin suns, but astronomers working with one of the world's biggest telescopes have done Luke Skywalker's home planet one better. They've discovered a bizarre world with not two but three suns - and seasons that last longer than a human lifetime.

Known as HD 131399Ab, the unusual exoplanet is located 320 light-years from Earth in the large southern constellation Centaurus. It's a gas giant like Jupiter but about four times as massive.

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