NASA has discovered an exoplanet with three “suns” in its sky. Star Wars, anyone?
Astronomers think they’ve spotted an alien planet with three suns on its horizon, but that still isn’t the most interesting thing about the strange new world’s sky.
Scientists found the world, which they’ve dubbed LTT 1445Ab, in data gathered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
LTT 1445Ab orbits just one of the three stars, all of which are red dwarfs in the latter half of their lives, and the system is about 22.5 light-years away from Earth.
“If you’re standing on the surface of that planet, there are three suns in the sky, but two of them are pretty far away and small-looking,” co-author Jennifer Winters, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, told New Scientist. “They’re like two red, ominous eyes in the sky” reports Space.com.
RT America’s Trinity Chavez has the details.