Astronomers spot giant planet with 3 suns
Imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times.
Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What’s more, a year there lasts half a millennium from Earth’s perspective.
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‘This is a system for which I would not want to design a calendar.’
Discoverer and lead author Kevin Wagner said he’s thrilled “to have seen such a beautiful part of nature that nobody else has seen.”
As amazing as three sunsets and sunrises are, “I think nature will have some other surprises in store for us as we continue exploring,” Wagner, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona at Tucson, said via email.
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