Kepler-16b - NASA Visions of the Future

Like the planet "Tatooine" in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars.

Shown here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b could also be a gas giant like Saturn. The possibility of life on this unusual world are not good. It has an average temperature of −85 °C, similar to that of dry ice. But the discovery indicates that the double-sunset depicted in the movie is no longer science fiction.

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A creative team of visual strategists at JPL, known as "The Studio," created this image as part of the "Visions of the Future." poster series.

Image Credits: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

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