Double trouble

Look: Scientists discover rare planet orbiting 2 suns

This real-life scenario resembles Tatooine from Star Wars.

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When Star Wars: A New Hope premiered in 1977, the idea that a planet like Tatooine could orbit two suns was the stuff of fantasy.

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But in recent decades, astronomers have located 14 Tatooine-like planets in the universe. Technically known as circumbinary planets, these orbit pairs of stars.