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ˈmaɪz A Quadruple Star System

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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- Astronomers have discovered second known case of planet residing in quadruple Star System. - Planet Was Known Before, But Was Thought To Have Only Three Stars, Not Four. - Findings help researchers understand how multiple star systems can influence development and fate of planets. Growing up as planet with than one parent Star has its challenges. Though planets in our Solar System circle just one Star - our Sun - other more distant planets, called exoplanets, can be in families with two or more stars. Researchers wanting to know more about complex influences of multiple stars on planets have come up with two new case studies: planet found to have three parents, and another with four. Discoveries were made using instruments fit to telescopes at Palomar Observatory in San Diego: Robo - AO adaptive optics System, developed by Inter - University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in India California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and PALM - 3000 adaptive optics System, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech. This is only second time planet has been identified in quadruple Star System. While planet was known before, it was thought to have only three stars, not four. First Four - Star Planet, KIC 4862625, Was Discovered In 2013 By Citizen Scientists Using Public Data From NASA's Kepler Mission. Latest discoveries that planets in quadruple Star systems might be less rare than once think. In fact, recent research has shown that this type of Star System, which usually consists of two pairs of twin stars slowly circling other at great distances, is itself more common than previously believe. About four percent of Solar - type stars are quadruple systems, which is up from previous estimates because observational techniques are steadily improving, said co - author Andrei Tokovinin of Cerro Tololo Inter - American Observatory in Chile. Newfound Four - Star Planetary System, Called 30 Ari, Is Located 136 Light - Years Away In Constellation Aries. System's Gaseous Planet Is Enormous, With 10 Times Mass Of Jupiter, And It Orbits Its Primary Star Every 335 Days. Primary Star Has Relatively Close Partner Star, Whose Planets Do Not Orbit. This pair, in turn, is locked in long - distance orbit with another pair of stars 1 670 Astronomical units away. Astronomers think it's highly unlikely that this or any moons that might circle it, could sustain life. Were it possible to see skies from this world, four parent stars would look like one small Sun and two very bright stars that would be in daylight. One of those stars, if viewed with large enough telescope, would be revealed to be binary system, or two stars orbiting each other. In recent years, dozens of planets with two or three parent stars have been find, including those with Tatooine sunsets of Star Wars movies.

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