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8th May '16 8:17:31 PM JackG
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-->-- Opening words of ''A Dry, Quiet War'' by Tony Daniel

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-->-- Opening words of ''A '''A Dry, Quiet War'' War''' by Tony Daniel
26th Mar '16 10:48:23 AM vtarira
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': The destruction of Starkiller Base is said to create a new sun out of the remains of the planet and its energy, creating a binary star system with the sun it was orbiting.
4th Feb '16 9:16:57 AM Pinokio
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': The destruction of Starkiller Base is said to create a new sun out of the remains of the planet and its energy, creating a binary star system with the sun it was orbiting.
26th Jan '16 11:32:58 AM CorahsUncle
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** [[spoiler: For the first thirty seconds, people panic because the lights went out. For a few minutes after that, they all gaze at the stars, because they've never seen stars before. And then, all of them go insane (to varying degrees) from realizing how insignificant they are in the universe. Society collapses overnight.]]

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** [[spoiler: For [[spoiler:For the first thirty seconds, people panic because the lights went out. For a few minutes after that, they all gaze at the stars, because they've never seen stars before. And then, all of them go insane (to varying degrees) from realizing how insignificant they are in the universe. Society collapses overnight.]]



* StanislawLem's ''{{Literature/Solaris}}'' has the eponymous planet of the kind described by the types IV to VI. The fact that its orbit is unrealistically stable is [[GeniusLoci a plot point]].

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* StanislawLem's ''{{Literature/Solaris}}'' Creator/StanislawLem's ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'' has the eponymous planet of the kind described by the types IV to VI. The fact that its orbit is unrealistically stable is [[GeniusLoci a plot point]].



* Oz (excuse me, [[InsistentTerminology "the Outer Zone"]]) in ''{{Series/Tin Man}}'' has dual suns and several moons. The plot concerns an [[TotalEclipseOfThePlot upcoming double eclipse]] in which both suns are behind one of the moons at once.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor's homeworld Gallifrey is part of a binary star system.
* ''Series/Smallville" the phantom zone has two suns, when Lois is trapped in the phantom zone with Clark, this leads her to thinks she is not still in Kansas.

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* Oz (excuse me, [[InsistentTerminology "the Outer Zone"]]) in ''{{Series/Tin Man}}'' ''Series/TinMan'' has dual suns and several moons. The plot concerns an [[TotalEclipseOfThePlot upcoming double eclipse]] in which both suns are behind one of the moons at once.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor's homeworld Gallifrey homeworld, Gallifrey, is part of a binary star system.
* ''Series/Smallville" On ''Series/{{Smallville}}", the phantom zone Phantom Zone has two suns, when suns. When Lois is trapped in the phantom zone with Clark, this leads her to thinks she is not still in Kansas. Kansas.



*** This is a ShoutOut to Arthur C. Clarke's novel ''[[TheSpaceOdysseySeries 2010: Odyssey Two]]'', wherein the same is done to Jupiter.

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*** This is a ShoutOut to Arthur C. Clarke's novel ''[[TheSpaceOdysseySeries ''[[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 2010: Odyssey Two]]'', wherein the same is done to Jupiter.
26th Jan '16 11:29:21 AM Sammettik
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* ''Film/{{Krull}}''
19th Jan '16 11:25:39 AM nombretomado
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* The planet Naxera in StarTrekTheLostEra. The two suns are named for mythological brothers -- G'Dok and Leahru -- who also give their names to the two largest Naxeran [[FantasticCasteSystem castes]].

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* The planet Naxera in StarTrekTheLostEra.Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra. The two suns are named for mythological brothers -- G'Dok and Leahru -- who also give their names to the two largest Naxeran [[FantasticCasteSystem castes]].
5th Jan '16 10:31:41 PM DiscoVader
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* There are QUITE a lot of these present in ''Videogame/EliteDangerous''. Much like the rest of the layout of the galaxy, the setup is extremely realistic; binary (or even trinary) systems can have a ''lot'' of distance between their respective stars, and typically have a whole host of planets, moons, and stations orbiting each one. Unfortunately, this can make traveling through such a system a royal pain in the ass, if the stars are far enough apart.
12th Oct '15 8:04:22 PM physics_one
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* ''Series/Smallville" the phantom zone has two suns, when Lois is trapped in the phantom zone with Clark, this leads her to thinks she is not still in Kansas.
25th Sep '15 3:45:23 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Enter the nearby triple system [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_667 Gliese 667]], whose third star (Gliese 667C) has at least two planets orbiting it, one of them in the habitable zone.
25th Sep '15 3:37:31 PM ScorpiusOB1
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Their prevalence in science fiction is actually an example of RealityIsUnrealistic, because binary stars are in fact much more common than single stars like our Sun[[note]]At least, when dealing with stars comparable in size and intrinsic brightness to the sun. The smaller, dimmer, and much more numerous red dwarf stars are usually solitary; solitary red dwarfs actually make up the majority of all star systems in any given significant volume of space.[[/note]], although it is uncertain how likely it is that habitable planets would form in the presence of two suns (for the sake of RuleOfCool, though, it's best [[MST3KMantra not to ask]]). So there is still some ArtisticLicenseAstronomy involved.

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Their prevalence in science fiction is actually an example of RealityIsUnrealistic, because binary stars are in fact much more common than single stars like our Sun[[note]]At least, when dealing with stars comparable in size and intrinsic brightness to the sun.sun (as well as with massive stars, that like to form part of double or multiple systems). The smaller, dimmer, and much more numerous red dwarf stars are usually solitary; solitary red dwarfs actually make up the majority of all star systems in any given significant volume of space.[[/note]], although it is uncertain how likely it is that habitable planets would form in the presence of two suns (for the sake of RuleOfCool, though, it's best [[MST3KMantra not to ask]]). So there is still some ArtisticLicenseAstronomy involved.
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