Largest Known Solar System Discovered

Picture how large Pluto’s orbit is around our Sun. Now picture a planet 12 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter orbiting at a distance 140 times wider than that.

This planet, called 2MASS J2126-8140, and its star pair, are part of what astronomers are calling the largest solar system ever discovered, according to BBC.


“We were very surprised to find such a low-mass object so far from its parent star,” said Dr. Simon Murphy from the Australian National University. “There is no way it formed in the same way as our solar system did, from a large disc of dust and gas.”

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