Double sunset exoplanets like Tatooine may be common

March 30, 2015 7:05 PM

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"We think that Tatooines may be common in the universe," astronomer Ben Bromley said.

But until recently, it was assumed that gas giants were the only type of exoplanet found in binary star systems -- that the push and pull of two stars wouldn't allow for the formation of rocky worlds.

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