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UA astronomers discover planet with three suns

Posted at 6:26 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 23:55:57-04

A team of three astronomers from the University of Arizona have discovered a planet with three suns.

The planet is located about 320 light years from Earth and is 16-million years old. 

The planet is four times larger than Jupiter and is being called Planet "HD 131399AB." 

For about a quarter of its orbit, the planet is in constant daylight. As one sun sets, the other two rise. 

A UofA led team used a telescope in Chile to spot the new planet.