Tasmanian astronomers have spotted a planet with 3 times the weight of Jupiter, about 15,000 light years away. The massive gas giant is named OB-05-071 and is situated in the Milky Way between Earth and the centre of the galaxy.
The planet orbits a star and is one of the most distant planets ever detected. More details about the planet at News.com.au
Astronomers spot gas giant 15,000 light years away
Posted on Wednesday, May 25 2005 @ 0:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck