Huge, mysterious planet spotted in ‘bulge’ at the centre of our galaxy

Huge, mysterious planet spotted in ‘bulge’ at the centre of our galaxy
 

Scientists have spotted a planet so big it might not actually be a planet – in the hostile environment of the ‘galactic bulge’ at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.
The planet is thought to be 13 times the size of Jupiter, which has left scientists unsure as to what it actually is.
It was spotted using ‘microlensing’, where scientists measure distortions in light when a star passes in front of another star, by the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) collaboration.
The planet, OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb is 22,000 light years away from Earth, and orbits its parent star roughly every... read more

 
7 November 2017 in Hot News, Views: 35
Source: Metro
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