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Tucson Tatooine-like Planet Discovered (FYI- Interesting)

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by hal9k1, Jul 15, 2005.

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  1. hal9k1

    hal9k1 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 22, 2003
    "CNN is reporting that a planet has been discovered in a solar system with 3 suns. The observation brings into doubt the theory stating that planets form from the dust orbiting around a single sun. The discovery also resulted in a new method of searching for extrasolar planets-- until now most searching focused only on single-sun systems."

    Caltech astronomer Maciej Konacki, who wrote the research article, refers to the new type of planets as "Tatooine planets," because of the similarity to Luke Skywalker's view of his home planet by the same name, with its multiple suns, in the original "Star Wars" film.

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    My 2 cents: Interesting how far the lingo and lore of one film has permiated the western culture
  2. Dark_Lady_Jada

    Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Knight star 5

    Dec 7, 2004
    Very cool! Or hot. um, one of those :p
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