Planet 11 Times the Size of Jupiter Discovered

A planet known as HD 106906 b has recently been discovered. The planet is 11 times the size of Jupiter and it circles its star at a distance that is 650 times the average distance between Earth and the sun. This planet is not only possibly the largest planet ever discovered, but it also breaks the record for most distance between itself and its parent star. Astronomers are amazed by the scale of this new discovery and new questions have risen. Researchers are wondering how worlds this large and with such a distant orbit can form at all. provides the full story


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