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Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth addresses a famous science fiction scenario in this episode. She discusses the three requirements for planets to form around binary stars. Part of the "Ask an Astronomer" series.
Runtime: 3 minutes 29 seconds
Ask an Astronomer: Where Is the Center of the Universe?
Ask an Astronomer: W5 Star-Forming Region
Ask an Astronomer: Why Is the Sky Blue?
Ask an Astronomer: What's Between the Stars?
Ask an Astronomer: Can a Planet Have Two Suns?
Ask an Astronomer: Can a Galaxy Die?
Ask an Astronomer: Why Aren't There Any Green Stars?
Ask an Astronomer: How Do You Discover an Asteroid?
Ask an Astronomer: Infrared--More Than Your Eyes Can See
Ask an Astronomer: M51 and Gizmo in "Half-Baked Plan"
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