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How to Find an Actual Tatooine


Did you know that, on average, every one of the more than 200 billion stars in our galaxy has at least one planet? Every day, astronomers all over the world are looking for new alien worlds. They have found thousands, including at least one planet that exists in space that orbits around one star? Yes, that means two sunsets every night – a literal Tatooine. In this segment, JJ Hermes, Professor of Astronomy at Boston University, shows us how astronomers discover new planets in data collected by the NASA Kepler mission and how you can get your hands on the data, so you can start searching for new worlds on your own.


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