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NASA, Texas Astronomers Find First Multi-Planet System Around a Binary Star

NASA, Texas Astronomers Find First Multi-Planet System Around a Binary Star

NASA's Kepler mission has found the first multi-planet solar system orbiting a binary star, characterized in large part by University of Texas at Austin astronomers using two telescopes at the university's McDonald Observatory in West Texas. The finding, which proves that whole planetary systems can form in a disk around a binary star, is published in today's issue of the journal Science.