Astronomers spot "super Jupiter" planet

11/19/2012 |

Astronomers spotted Kappa Andromedae b, a planet 13 times bigger than Jupiter, circling a star known as Kappa Andromedae about 170 light-years away. Scientists believe that the "super-Jupiter" will serve as an interesting test case for planet origin theories since it appears to come from a "protoplanetary disk" of material that revolves around an evolving star.

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