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Fact or fiction: Can a world with two suns exist?

Can a world exist with two suns like Tatooine in “Star Wars”?

Until very recently, scientists thought the gravitational pull of two suns would make a planet like Tatooine totally improbable. Then, NASA’s Kepler mission found a planet orbiting two suns about 200 light years from Earth.

However, it’s not a desert planet: According to NASA, it seems that the world is cold, gaseous and not thought to harbour life or Aunt Beru.

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