The Warmth of Two Suns
Scientists have discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system. Some of those are of the size and distance from the sun that they could have liquid water, and the possibility of Earth-like life. An Illinois researcher is contributing to that work by looking at whether there could be such planets orbiting solar systems with twin suns.
Siegfried Eggl, Assistant Professor, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Luke Skywalker’s view of two suns from his aunt and uncle’s moisture farm in the first-released Star Wars film is fictional, but AE Prof. Siegfried Eggl found five known systems having double-star planets like Tatooine that could support life. Read more: https://t.co/w25kTce2np pic.twitter.com/kqYPjSJJq8— AE at Illinois (@AEatIllinois) May 10, 2021
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