Packing a Solar System with Habitable Worlds

I’m used to seeing lots of predictions for which exoplanets might be in the habitable zone for which newly discovered solar system (less so now… Kepler has identified so many of them people don’t even bother anymore) but here’s a best-case scenario: A solar system filled to the brim with 60 habitable worlds (and a bonus 4 gas giants)!

The system is really a combination of two systems in binary configuration (two suns orbiting each other at a distance of 100 AU). The first has six orbits of two planet pairs each, in trojan configuration). The second is a combination, four orbits with gas giants and five large moons a piece, plus trojan planet pairs on the Lagrange points.

Wed, May 28, 2014