Astroboffins have spotted a real-universe analogue of Doctor Who’s Time Lord home world Gallifrey - or alternatively the luxury-planet-builders’ planet Magrathea of Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy fame - spinning in space around twin suns. And one of them is in a sweet spot distance from its stars to allow life to inhabit it.
The system, named Kepler 47, has two stars circling each other every 7.5 days, one of which is similar to our Sun. The other is a much smaller star - a third of the size of Earth’s sun - and many times fainter. Of the two planets, the inner one - dubbed Kepler-47b - is three times the size of our world, making it the smallest known transiting circumbinary planet, and it orbits the stars every 49 days.
The second planet, Kepler-47c, lies in the habitable zone around the suns, meaning there could be water and/or Gallifreyans on it. However, the planet is likely to be a gas giant and so not suitable for our kind of life, but two-hearted Time Lords could doubtless cope with it, or perhaps live on moons in orbit around the giant.