|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 20-November-2012, 10:48 AM | Message # 1|
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Discovery: Snapped by the Subaru telescope this is the near infrared image of the Kappa Andromedae star system
A new planet labelled a 'super-Jupiter' has been spotted by astronomers who believe the find could challenge ideas about planet formations.
Scientists have long debated the prospect of large stars given birth to planets in a rotating disk of dust and gas but the new find suggest this could now be true.
Captured by Japan's Subaru 8-metre telescope the planet, thought to be 13 times larger than our solar system's biggest planet, Jupiter, the object was spotted orbiting a star called Kappa Andromedae.
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