The outer space has always fascinated us on terrestrial creatures. We live our dreams of living in outer space through the millions of science-fiction movies that have been made. Astronomers are constantly trying to look a planet which is habitable and billions of dollars are being spent into discovery for such planets.
In this search we have come across one interesting celestial body that shows resemblance to one of the most famous science- fiction movies: Star Wars. Astronomers have discovered a planet with three suns, where an observer would experience either constant daylight or triple sunrises and sunsets depending on the seasons, which last longer than a human lifetime.
The planet, HD 131399Ab, is the first discovered in a stable orbit in a triple-star system. Till now, scientists had assumed that the unstable gravity would result in any planet being quickly flung out.
“If the planet was further away from the most massive star in the system, it would be kicked out of the system,” Daniel Apai of the University of Arizona. “Our computer simulations have shown that this type of orbit can be stable, but if you change things around just a little bit, it can become unstable very quickly.”
“It is not clear how this planet ended up on its wide orbit in this extreme system, and we can’t say yet what this means for our broader understanding of the types of planetary systems, but it shows that there is more variety out there than many would have deemed possible.”
The planet which reminds us of Luke Skywalker’s twin-starred homeworld of Tatooine in “Star Wars” is located in the Centaurus constellation. It is about 320 light-years from Earth.