Hi there, I was wondering what the effect 2 suns of equal dimensions would have on a planet that on a planet caught between the two pulls.<br /><br />I have 2 theories on this.<br /><br />1. the planet would circle both suns moving in a figure 8 type orbit.<br /><br />2. the planet would orbit 1 sun, but with each revolution the gravitational pull of the other sun would pull it closer to itself. The planet would thus be caught in a type of tug-a-war by the two suns until one gravitational pull would be dominant or the world was pulled apart.<br /><br />I was just wondering as I am thinking of turning my hand to some science fiction writing and would like to know correct theory to go by. <br /><br />I am in no ways an expert in astronomy and felt I should go to the people that know.