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  1. Planets in multiple sun-systems?

    To quote an e-mail from Recursive Loop:

    ‘Arthur C. Clarke makes great use of a multi-star system in "Against the Fall of Night". Some of the most memorable scenes from Poul Anderson’s stories take place in multi-sun systems.

    Then came a period when the "professionals" told us that multiple star systems would probably not have planets. That scene from Star Wars ("A New Hope" for the rest of you) when Luke sees that double sunset? Sorry. Not possible.

    Well…maybe we need a new theory of planetary formation!

    Time to dust off my Poul Anderson volumes…

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