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The universe continues to surprise us. Two citizen scientists have discovered a very rare world: A planet that orbits two stars and has a second pair of stars revolving around it.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/15/162952704/citizen-scientists-discover-a-strange-planet-in-four-star-system
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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 07:37:59 PM »
Damn, I bet it is the planet Kolob. ;)
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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 07:52:38 PM »
Has anyone worked out what its orbit looks like?
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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 08:26:51 PM »
Is that Melmac?

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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 12:56:59 PM »
I can't even begin to imagine the odd gravitational effects that planet must experience.

Thanks for sharing, that's really quite fascinating.
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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 02:10:13 PM »
I can't even begin to imagine the odd gravitational effects that planet must experience.

Thanks for sharing, that's really quite fascinating.
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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 03:39:12 PM »
I guess hell has been shown to exist. It's not below us, it's a planet with 2 suns.

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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 03:40:43 PM »
What # of SPF do you need for that place?
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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 03:49:51 PM »
It's not the #, it's how much should be applied. I am thinking a ton a day keeps the suns away.

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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 07:48:51 PM »
My little atheist mind boggles. Thanks, shnozzola.

Time to dust off the ol' Traveller roleplaying campaign and update it with some of the new discoveries like this. Daaanng, but the universe is an amazingly strange place.
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Re: "Citizen Scientists Discover A Strange Planet In Four-Star System"
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 09:12:39 PM »
^don't forget your truckload of sunscreen.

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