A few days back we reported that researchers have discovered 150 new planets. Now NASA’s Kepler mission has reported that it has discovered something that has not been found yet — a planet that revolves around two suns.
NASA‘s officials have named this planet as Kepler 16(AB)-b but astronomers are calling it Tatooine. This new discovery also acquits Luke Skywalker from any blame — his desert homeland in Star Wars also featured a planet with two suns.
However, scientists looked at this assumption in a dubious manner. Now that assumption has become a reality, maybe that is why the scientists are calling this planet as “Tatooine“.
You might think that having two suns, the Kepler 16(AB)-b is not as warm, but temperatures on gas-giant Tatooine ranges from minus 150 Fahrenheit to about minus 100 Fahrenheit at the lowest, while it has around the same size as Saturn.
The newly discovered planet is about 200 light years from Earth and only light could have reached there in time for us to see it.