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Faraway Star Is Roundest Natural Object Ever Seen

A star 5,000 light-years from Earth is the closest thing to a perfect sphere that has ever been observed in nature, a new study reports.

Stars, planets and other round celestial bodies bulge slightly at their equators due to centrifugal force. Generally speaking, the faster these objects spin, the greater the force, and the larger the bulge.  Continue reading Faraway Star Is Roundest Natural Object Ever Seen

Forget Tatooine, This Exoplanet Has THREE Suns

As Luke Skywalker gazed longingly across the plains surrounding his aunt and uncle’s desert dwelling as the binary stars of Tatoo set over the horizon, imagine how much better that classic “Star Wars” scene would have looked if there were three suns! Continue reading Forget Tatooine, This Exoplanet Has THREE Suns