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Release No.: 2012-02
For Release: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:00am

Planets with Double Suns are Common


This artist's conception shows Kepler-34b, a newfound gas-giant planet that orbits a double-star system. Its two suns are both yellow, G-type stars that swing around each other every 28 days. The planet circles them both in 289 days. The discovery of Kepler-34b and Kepler-35b shows that circumbinary planets are common in our Galaxy.

David A. Aguilar (CfA)