Astronomers spot gas giant 15,000 light years away

Posted on Wednesday, May 25 2005 @ 0:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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

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