This Image of Tatooine taken from the movie Star Wars clearly shows that the planet orbits a binary system of stars. Kepler-16b resembles this planet in size and also orbits a bright sun-like star and dimmer red dwarf.

Exoplanets today: When reality surpasses fiction

by Eduardo Bendek. The existence of planets outside of our solar system, or exoplanets, has been envisioned since early times. In fact, the Greek philosopher Epicurus proposed the idea for the first time on one of his letters to Herodotus 300 B.C. He said, “There are an infinite number of worlds, some like this world,…