An artist’s impression of b Centauri (AB)b, which orbits a binary system with mass up to 10 times that of the Sun roughly 325 light years from Earth. Image: European Southern Observatory/L. Calcada/Handout via Reuters
An artist’s impression of b Centauri (AB)b, which orbits a binary system with mass up to 10 times that of the Sun roughly 325 light years from Earth. Image: European Southern Observatory/L. Calcada/Handout via Reuters
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Scientists discover planet 10 times size of Jupiter ‘one of the most massive ever’

  • Before the discovery of b Centauri (AB) b, some scientists had believed planets could not exist near an orbiting pair of stars ‘this massive and hot’
  • It is ‘one of the most massive planets ever found’, according to the European Southern Observatory, whose Very Large Telescope in Chile captured an image of it

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An artist’s impression of b Centauri (AB)b, which orbits a binary system with mass up to 10 times that of the Sun roughly 325 light years from Earth. Image: European Southern Observatory/L. Calcada/Handout via Reuters
An artist’s impression of b Centauri (AB)b, which orbits a binary system with mass up to 10 times that of the Sun roughly 325 light years from Earth. Image: European Southern Observatory/L. Calcada/Handout via Reuters
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