The binary sunset depicted in the Star Wars franchise as Luke Skywalker’s home is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. Scientists claim the existence of planets that are orbiting more than one star is a huge possibility. Though such a planet would be too extreme to sustain any type of life forms. Scientists also explain that such planets are most likely be in gaseous form.
Numerous discoveries of binary system planets have indeed been made, all of which are in gaseous form. However, astrophysicists did go ahead to claim that it is only a matter of time before they find such binary systems with rocky planets.
Astrologists suggest that most star system has two stars. The phenomenon which was coined the Tatooine Sunset has raised a lot of imagination. Is the existence of habitable planets with binary sunsets or the multi-star effect be a reality? This is a longshot of interstellar proportions especially considering the fact that scientists have yet to find habitable normal single star systems.
Scientists have however claimed that the depiction from the George Lucas film is not entirely impossible. It may be hard to find and rare but intergalactic space is unfathomably large. Equating the large spectrum with a probabilistic scale suggests that the phenomenon is very much possible and probably does exist. Regardless, the chances of scientists finding such habitable planets are very slim. They will need a stroke of luck to find such planets.
NASA has developed a new deep space telescope. The telescope is planned to be launched in 2017 and will be a welcome addition in the planetary search project. The project is also expected to give astrologists a deeper peek into space and facilitate new discoveries through.
The binary star effect and the Tatooine sunset have proved that beyond our solar system is a series of exquisite and spectacular phenomenon which have sparked the imagination of many. Hopefully the new telescope will reveal many more such interesting discoveries.