We are so used to looking up at our blue sky and seeing that big, bright ball of light that is our sun. The giver of life, the giver of light and the subject of worship in many cultures around the globe. Now sit back and image our world with a little bit extra…maybe another sun? Or maybe another 2 suns!
This all sounds like something from a science fiction movie but a recent discovery has made this fact. LTT 1445Ab is a planet located outside of our solar system and it orbits just one star…just like Earth…but with a slight difference. Two more stars are visible from the surface! 3 suns are visible but two of them are very far away and would appear as two red, ominous eyes in the sky.
These are red dwarfs and would not always be visible to the naked eye….but they are there.
Red Dwarfs account for 80 per cent of the 200 to 400 billion stars in our galaxy…the Milky Way.
The discovery was made possible with the use of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
The planet is a little over a third larger than the Earth and is located 22.5 light years away.