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Giant Alien Planet Discovered in Most Distant Orbit Ever Seen

In news Zecharia Sitchin would surely have loved, a huge, distantly orbiting alien planet has caused researchers to rethink planet formation.

An artist's conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet's orbit. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

An artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet’s orbit.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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