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Rogue System
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Rogue System

December 10, 2013
The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system came to be.

This is an artist's conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet's orbit (similar to the HD106906 system).

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

[ Read the Article: Astronomers Puzzled By Discovery Of Giant Planet Orbiting Distant Star ]