Friday, 24 June 2016

Independent Learning Log 2 by Brandon (17)

What I did: Learnt/ Read Up on an article about HD 188753.

What I learnt: This planet dismayed scientist since its original discovery, its existence should be impossible. The planet has not 1, not 2 but 3 suns orbiting it! It orbits around the main star in its system. But there are the two other stars orbiting around the star as well. Its existence defies logic as the gravity from the two orbiting suns should have ripped apart any matter that would form the planet in the first place. It is similar to the fictional home planet of "Luke Skywalker", Tatooine,  in the science fiction novel "Star Wars", which orbits 2 suns.

Summary: Sometimes science is stranger than fiction, such is the case of HD 188753.

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