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Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 16:33
Scientists Have Discovered The Largest Known Solar System
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This 'lonely planet' orbits its star at a distance of approximately 1 trillion kilometres.

Astronomers have found the largest known solar system, linking together a star and what was thought to be a free-floating 'lonely planet' in orbit some 1 trillion (1 million million) kilometres away from its sun.

The planet, known as 2MASS J2126–8140, and its star, called TYC 9486–927–1, were both identified within the past decade, but the massive distance between them meant no one had ever considered that the pair might be related. 2MASS J2126–8140 is a gas giant about 12 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter, located about 100 light-years away from Earth, foreign media reports.

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