Circumbinary Planets

Where Are All These Rogue Planets Coming From?

There's a population of planets that drifts through space untethered to any stars. They're called rogue planets or free-floating planets…

2 months ago

This is a First. An Exoplanet in a Polar Circumbinary Disc Surrounding Two Stars.

We live in an age of exoplanet discovery. One thing we've learned is not to be surprised by the kinds…

7 months ago

An Exoplanet is Definitely Orbiting Two Stars

Remember that iconic scene in Star Wars, where a young Skywalker steps out onto the surface of Tatooine and watches…

2 years ago

Study Finds Bizarre Exoplanet Orbits for Binary Stars

There‚Äôs an iconic scene in the original Star Wars movie where Luke Skywalker looks out over the desert landscape of…

4 years ago

TESS Finds a Planet That Orbits Two Stars

Researchers working with data from NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) have a found a planet that orbits two stars.…

4 years ago

Hubble Detects A Planet Around Binary Star System

Binary stars are common throughout the galaxy, as it has been estimated about half the stars in our sky consist…

8 years ago

One Planet, Two Stars: A System More Common Than Previously Thought

There are few environments more hostile than a planet circling two stars. Powerful tidal forces from the stars can easily…

10 years ago