Rogue Planet Finds Home in Biggest Solar System Ever Seen

A huge alien world orbits 600 billion miles (1 trillion kilometers) from its host star, making its solar system the largest one known, a new study reports. Astronomers have found the parent star for a gas-giant exoplanet named 2MASS J2126, which was previously thought to be a “rogue” world flying freely through space.

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Q: What is the distance between rogue planet and its star?

Q: How many light-years are 2Mass J2126 and TYC 9486-927-1 moving through space together?

Q: How did researchers calculate the planet’s mass?

Q: On this planet 2Mass J2126, can life exist?


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