Move Over Tatooine! Amateur Astronome...

Move Over Tatooine! Amateur Astronomers Discover New Planet With Four Suns

There are 1 comment on the WIBW-TV Topeka story from Oct 16, 2012, titled Move Over Tatooine! Amateur Astronomers Discover New Planet With Four Suns. In it, WIBW-TV Topeka reports that:

Thirty five years ago, a scene in the first "Star Wars" film captivated movie-goers: Luke Skywalker peering across the landscape of Tatooine -- a desert planet dominated by a pair of setting suns.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Oct 17, 2012

Not sure from text whether the system is a circumbinary planet in a hierarchial multiple star or is instead a circumbinary star orbiting a double double system.

The presence of the planet will tidally drift the 2 inner stars inward to a merger while simultaneously driving the planet outward into a wide circularised orbit.

The companion stars will also increase the merger rate and once merged the planet will be driven inward toward the merged star by tides from the outer star(s).

Anyone for a pinball game?

Have a nice day: Ag

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