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Home The gas giant Kepler-16b, nicknamed ‘Tatooine,’ orbits a pair of stars. One star is a small red dwarf star, the other is a larger K dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) The gas giant Kepler-16b, nicknamed 'Tatooine,' orbits a pair of stars. One star is a small red dwarf star, the other is a larger K dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The gas giant Kepler-16b, nicknamed ‘Tatooine,’ orbits a pair of stars. One star is a small red dwarf star, the other is a larger K dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The gas giant Kepler-16b, nicknamed 'Tatooine,' orbits a pair of stars. One star is a small red dwarf star, the other is a larger K dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The gas giant Kepler-16b, nicknamed ‘Tatooine,’ orbits a pair of stars. One star is a small red dwarf star, the other is a larger K dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers have found planets with double sunsets like Tatooine in our galaxy. (Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.)
Light and color would look different on a planet orbiting a tiny red star, like this artist’s impression of Proxima b. The Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone is the nearest exoplanet to our sun. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)