Get the biggest daily news stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailScientists have discovered a huge exoplanet that’s 13 times bigger than Jupiter - the biggest planet in our solar system. The researchers, from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation, discovered the mysterious planet using NASA ’s Kepler Space Telescope. Leonardo Andrade de Almeida, who led the study, said: “We succeeded in obtaining pretty solid evidence of the existence of a giant exoplanet with a mass almost 13 times that of Jupiter [the largest planet in the Solar System] in an evolved binary system. This is the first confirmation of an exoplanet in a system of this kind." (Image: NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel)While the researchers are pretty sure the planet is there, how it formed remains unclear.
Source: Daily Mirror April 09, 2019 10:07 UTC