Planets with a 4 Star System

Our world orbits one star. There are many multiple star systems and some binary stars have been found with planets. Now how about a star system with four suns and some planets? For the first time a planet has been found that orbits one pair of stars and has a second pair of stars revolving around it – so that four stars illuminate its skies. The discovery was made by volunteers using the website alongside a team led by astronomers from Oxford University, Yale University, and Adler Planetarium. Whilst binary stars – systems with pairs of stars – are not uncommon, out of the thousands of planets discovered outside our solar system until now only six* had been found orbiting binary stars (circumbinary planets) and none of these are known to have another pair of stars circling them until now.

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