okt 162012
 
Exoplanet in Four-Star System Discovered

  The discovery of planets continues to expand beyond the domain of professional astronomers. A joint effort of amateur astronomers and scientists has led to the first reported case of a planet orbiting a double-star that, in turn, is orbited by a second distant pair of stars. A family portrait of the PH1 planetary system: [continue reading]

jun 032012
 
Two Stars with One Orbiting Planet: New Measurements

  A team of Penn State University astronomers has obtained very precise measurements of a pair of stars that are orbited by a planet. The orbits of the stars and planet in the system, named Kepler-16, are aligned so that they eclipse or transit each other when observed from Earth. These new measurements will aid [continue reading]