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Old 07-10-2012, 02:28 PM
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Default Astronomers discover 'impossible' tightly orbiting binary stars

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I suppose that means that there are planets that take several months or more to orbit both, in weird trajectories, perhaps some in a habitable zone with tidal forces from those stars easily sufficient to maintain an atomsphere on a dense Earth-sized planet. And I guess that a species on such a planet at our level of technology could at least jokingly call any spaceflight of more than four hours in duration interstellar travel and think that only close binary stars are capable of supporting life.
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