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Two Planets Discovered Sharing the Same Orbit

Posted by ChevScience on June 15, 2011

In a cosmic first, the Kepler telescope has discovered two planets sharing the same orbit. There is a theory that says our moon was created when a body sharing our orbit crashed into Earth, but up until now no one had found evidence of co-orbiting planets elsewhere in the universe.

This is fascinating. Not only that, it mentions the term Lagrange points. A concept included in the 2010 HSC physics paper. It was a nasty question and few in the state answered it well. It goes to show how important wider reading is in Science

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One Response to “Two Planets Discovered Sharing the Same Orbit”

  1. C said

    Interesting. I like this post.

    You might also enjoy this…I read it a while ago, but it’s still topical.
    http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110518/full/news.2011.303.html

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