Friday, April 27

Email of the Day

From my friend jongtaylor:

  • "Stellar twins NASA/JPL NEWS RELEASE Posted: March 31, 2007
    The double sunset that Luke Skywalker gazed upon in the film "Star Wars" might not be a fantasy. Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have observed that planetary systems - dusty disks of asteroids, comets and possibly planets - are at least as abundant in twin-star systems as they are in those, like our own, with only one star. Since more than half of all stars are twins, or binaries, the finding suggests the universe is packed with planets that have two suns. Sunsets on some of those worlds would resemble the ones on Luke Skywalker's planet, Tatooine, where two fiery balls dip below the horizon one by one. ------------------------------------------------------ How cool is that!!!"

Gotta love shared geekery, people.

2 comments:

patti_cake said...

Pretty darn cool if you ask me!

Rainypete said...

Good to see you getting your nerd on Wondy!