Published On: Wed, Nov 1st, 2017

Newly Discovered Monster Planet As Big As The Jupiter Puzzles The Scientists

Astronomers discovered a monster planet as bis as Jupiter orbiting a dwarf star.

Astronomers have discovered a monster planet as big as the planet Jupiter orbiting a dwarf star. The giant planet called NGTS-1b was detected by the international collaboration of researchers using the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) observing facility in northern Chile.

The discovery is described in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. It was led by Daniel Bayliss from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and other colleagues.

The scientists are puzzled on how the giant planet and dwarf star could have formed. In the past, the scientists theorized that small stars could shape rocky planets. The small stars do not have sufficient material to form a massive planet, yet this contradicts the new discovery.

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Newly Discovered Monster Planet As Big As The Jupiter Puzzles The Scientists