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Check this out from Nasa's Image of the Day Aug. 8, 2007

How would it look to have four suns in the sky? Planets of the HD 98800 system, if they exist, would experience such a view.

HD 98800 is a multiple star system about 150 light years from Earth -- right in our section of the Milky Way Galaxy. For years it has been known that HD 98800 consists of two pairs of double stars, with one pair surrounded by a disk of dust. Recent data from the Earth-trailing Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light indicate that the dust disk has gaps that appear consistent with being cleared by planets orbiting in the disk. If so, one planet appears to be orbiting at a distance similar to Mars of our own Solar System. Pictured above is an artist's drawing of how the HD 98800 system might appear to a nearby observer.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)

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Junelle said... @ August 9, 2007 at 8:52 PM

ooohh there are lots of update on science that I don't know ... I have heard that pluto is not a planet anymore ... aaahh well I have the internet ... I might check it out later ...

Lolli said... @ August 11, 2007 at 5:43 PM

murag mata ba nga operahan ni aydoc hehhehe

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