In an astronomical astronomical discovery, scientists have identified what’s believed to be the widest known planetary system. Situated about 104 light years from Earth, a planet that could be 15 times the size of Jupiter is in a 900,000-year orbit at a mind-boggling distance of 1 trillion km from its parent star – that’s 7,000 times the distance of the Earth from the Sun.
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