Stars and planets off the rails, or the odd story of distant worlds
Conceção artística de um planeta que ocupa uma órbita improvável em torno de uma estrela dupla, acentuadamente inclinada em relação ao eixo de rotação das estrelas e ao plano de translação do conjunto dos outros corpos.
Créditos: NASA, ESA, e M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)
Planets orbit stars, and stars spin, but are these two movements always aligned? Details like this are hidden in the light of the stars, and help astrophysicists to tell the story of distant worlds.
Article by Charlotte Gehan, in partnership with National Geographic Portugal.
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