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New planets found orbiting twin stars!

New planets found orbiting twin stars From the WSJ


Astronomers announced the discovery of a rare planet that orbits two stars, like the fictional planet Tatooine in the "Star Wars" films. Lee Hotz has details on The News Hub.

Astronomers announced Thursday the discovery of a rare planet that orbits two stars, like Tatooine in the "Star Wars" films, adding to a growing inventory of alien worlds in the curiosity shop of the cosmos.
Detected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's $600 million Kepler space telescope, it is the first confirmed solar system of its kind, turning a Hollywood fantasy into an astronomical fact. Called Kepler-16b, the Saturn-size planet circles its twin stars in the constellation Cygnus about every 229 days, the researchers reported in Science.
"Just about anything you could think of as a planetary system is actually out there," said astrophysicist Fred Rasio at Northwestern University, who wasn…

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(Earthquakes in the Last Days)

(Earthquakes in the Last Days)
When President Hinckley was talking of calamities in the last days in "If Ye Are Prepared, Ye Shall Not Fear," he said, "How portentous are the words of revelation found in the 88th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants concerning the calamities that should befall after the testimonies of the elders,"...
We sing the song:
When the earth begins to tremble,
Bid our fearful thoughts be still;
When thy judgments spread destruction,
Keep us safe on Zion's hill.
(“Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83)
We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance...
"Salt Lake Valley is a potential earthquake zone. This is the primary reason that we are extensively renovating the Tabernacle on Temple Square. This historic and remarkable building must be made to withstand the shaking of the earth."
So in the 88th Secti…