Astronomers Discovered An Exoplanet Stuck Between 3 Suns
This is the first time astronomers have spotted an exoplanet orbiting within a three-star system.By Evan Thomas | July 7, 2016
One sun is boring. Astronomers using Europe's Very Large Telescope just discovered a planet in a system with three.
The planet, which is about four times as massive as Jupiter, orbits around the system's central star, between it and the other pair of stars farther out.
From the surface, an observer could see triple sunrises and sunsets — kind of like Tatooine but better. And for about a quarter of its orbit, the planet is in constant daylight. As the central sun sets, the other two rise.