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New Jupiter-like planet changes scientific knowledge of planet formation

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 19:13 EDT
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Glowing a dark magenta, the newly discovered exoplanet GJ 504b weighs in with about four times Jupiter's mass, making it the lowest-mass planet ever directly imaged around a star like the sun. Image Credit:  NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger
 
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How a pink planet is shaking up planet-formation theory (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Glowing a dark magenta, the newly discovered exoplanet GJ 504b weighs in with about four times Jupiter’s mass – but is about nine times as far fro its star as Jupiter is from the sun.(NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger) Some 57 light-years…

 
 
 
 
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