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From Star Wars to Science Fact: Tatooine-Like Planet Discovered

15 Sep 2011, 18:11 UTC
From Star Wars to Science Fact: Tatooine-Like Planet Discovered David C. Aguilar

September 15, 2011: Although cold and gaseous rather than a desert world, the newfound planet Kepler-16b is still the closest astronomers have come to discovering Luke Skywalker's home world of Tatooine.

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