NASA Discovery Turns Star Wars Fantasy into "Scientific Reality"

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

About 200 light years from our solar system, NASA has discovered a planet, Kepler 16b, that orbits two stars. In this video, NASA explains the true significance of this discovery: "A world with a double sunset that was first imagined in Star Wars over 30 years ago in a galaxy far, far away has become scientific reality." 

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/09/nasa-discovery-turns-star-wars-fantasy-into-scientific-reality/245201/