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Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]
Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]

Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.  The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery suggests there may be just as many planets in two-star systems as there are around single stars.  "In the past, whenever we saw a binary system we just stopped looking for planets," said Andrew Gould, an astronomer at Ohio State University. "Now we realize it is a pretty big planet hunting ground." Gould is the lead author of a paper describing the planet's discovery published Thursday in the journal Science. He...

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