Scientists discover largest known solar system

Astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system in the form of gas giant located one trillion kilometres away.

This solar system has large planet known as 2MASS J2126-8140 that takes nearly a million years to orbit its star.

Key facts

  • The newly discovered solar system is 140 times wider than Pluto’s path around our Sun.
  • The planet 2MASS J2126-8140 has mass between 12 and 15 times of Jupiter and is located about 100 light-years away from Earth.
  • Astronomers by using lithium signature have estimated the age of planet somewhere between 10 million and 45 million years old.

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