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The Orbit of Kepler 16b

: Robert Israel
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NASA's Kepler space telescope recently made the news by finding a planet that orbits a double-star system, a situation that brought to mind the fictional planet Tatooine of the movie Star Wars.  On such a planet, if it had a solid surface, you could see a double sunset. 

This worksheet explores the orbital mechanics of such a system.

Application Details

Publish Date: October 18, 2011
Created In: Maple 15
Language: English