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Weighing in at 11 times Jupiter's mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the Earth-Sun distance, planet HD 106906 b is unlike anything in our own Solar System and throws a wrench in planet formation theories. Planetary Science, Star Formation, Recent Discoveries, Alien Planet, University Of Arizona, Space And Astronomy, Astrophysics, Our Solar System
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Astronomers discover planet that shouldn't be there

An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet – a planet outside of our solar system – discovered at the UA.