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Huge 'monster' planet found in space could challenge scientists' understanding of how planets form

A huge “monster” planet that’s far too big for its sun could lead scientists to rethink their theories of astronomy. The planet, known as NGTS-1b, is the size of Jupiter. But orbits around a red dwarf star that’s only half the size of its sun. Scientists not only didn’t predict that such a massive planet would be able to orbit such a small star, but it contradicts some of the predictions at the heart of their understanding of how planets form. The mysterious, challenging solar system is 600 light years from Earth and the ratio between the star and the planet is the most unusual ever discovered. Read More: The Independent

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