A new planet has been discovered by NASA which orbits two suns, much like Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in the sci-fi film Star Wars.

The planet is the first of its kind and was found by Nasa's Kepler telescope.

Named Kepler-16b it is a similar mass and size to Saturn, uninhabitable, and unlikely to support any life or future Jedi.

However, due to the two suns (which are smaller than the earth's sun) at the end of the planet's day there are two sunsets.

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Nasa's Kepler telescope was launched in 2009, and scours the Milky Way in a search for planets that are similar to earth.

"The real exciting thing is there's a planet sitting out there orbiting around these two stars." Alan Boss of the US Carnegie Institution told the BBC.