Tatooine-Like Planets May Be More Common Than We Thought

For decades, astronomers have assumed that Earth-like planets cannot form around binary stars on account of wacky gravitational effects. Which, for Star Wars fans, was a total downer. But a new study suggests that not only is the formation of Tatooine-like planets very much possible, they may actually be quite common. » 4/01/15 12:11pm Today 12:11pm

Proof that God really does play billiards with the universe

British scientists discovered a binary star system where it looks like the white dwarf star acted as a "cue ball," acting on the red dwarf and the two colored planets, like a game of Snooker. » 11/09/10 11:40am 11/09/10 11:40am