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Astronomers find ‘Super Jupiter’ in record-setting orbit

By The Christian Science Monitor
Friday, December 6, 2013 21:40 EDT
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'gas giant exoplanet' [Wikipedia Commons]
 
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What’s that Jupiter-like thing doing so far afield from nearest star? (via The Christian Science Monitor)

This is an artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet’s orbit (similar to the HD106906 system).(NASA/JPL…

[Image: "Gas giant exoplanet orbiting a star in a cluster" via Wikipedia Commons]

 
 
 
 
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