Astronomers Discover Tatooine


Just in time to cash in on the Star Wars Blu-Ray hype, astronomers have discovered a planet that NASA and SETI are calling Tatooine. According to CNN, the planet is 200 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. As it was discovered with the Kelper telescope, it’s official name is Kepler-16b.

Unlike the Star Wars version of Tatooine, however, this planet may contain water. It’ll also be visible to amateur astronomers and Star Wars geeks next June, so get your telescopes ready.

For the full details on the real Tatooine, check out the story on CNN.