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Giant Planet Nine Times the Mass of Jupiter Found

June 11th, 2010 06:05 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

cremeglace writes “In the late 1990s, astronomers noticed a distinct warp in the disk of dust and gas orbiting a young star some 60 light-years from Earth. Now, using new analytical tools, researchers have discovered a giant planet lurking within the dusty haze. About nine times as massive as Jupiter and composed mainly of gas, the planet is only a few million years old, proving that such enormous planetary bodies can form rapidly.”
What’s amazing about this is that the images taken of the star clearly show the planet first on one side of the star, and then the other, several years later.

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