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September 8, 2012

The Two Planets of Kepler-47

Filed under: Cool, Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life, Space Exploration — bferrari @ 12:42 pm
Two Planets of Kepler-47

Two Planets of Kepler-47

 

The two planets of Kepler-47, the first transiting circumbinary system — a system with more than one planet orbiting a pair of stars. Kepler-47b, on the right, has three times the radius of earth and orbits the pair of stars in less than 50 days while Kepler-47c is thought to be a gaseous giant, slightly larger than Neptune with an orbital period of 303 days.

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