Astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that has three suns.
Located about 340 light years from Earth – the newly discovered planet is unlike any other known world.
If you thought Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine was a strange world with its two suns in the sky – imagine this: a planet with either constant daylight or triple sunrises and sunsets each day depending on the seasons (which last longer than human lifetimes).
Such a world has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Arizona using direct imaging.
The planet, HD 131399Ab is unlike any other known world – one with by far the widest known orbit within a multi-star system.
The discovery will be published in an early online edition of the journal Science on July 7.