NASA team discovered two new planets 5,000 light years from Earth
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) team that includes Prof. Tsevi Mazeh of Tel Aviv University's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Director of the Wise Observatory has discovered two new planets, named Kepler-34 and Kepler-35, each of which revolves around its own double suns. Together with Kepler-16, discovered a few months ago, there are now three such known systems in the galaxy. According to Prof. Mazeh, these discoveries indicate that planets revolving around binary suns (suns that are formed as a pair) are a common phenomenon. The team discovered the planets, which are 5,000 light years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation, by measuring the light emitted by the double suns. The data was collected by NASA's Kepler satellite, and the results were recently published in the journal Nature.