New Planet 11 Times Larger Than Jupiter Stumps Scientists
A newly discovered planet 11 times the size of Jupiter is challenging current scientific theory on planet formation.By John O'Connor | December 7, 2013
A group of scientists have discovered a distant planet that is 11 times bigger than the largest planet in our solar system: Jupiter. But the size of the exoplanet isn't what's stumping the team of researchers.
The newly discovered planet, dubbed HD 106906 b, orbits a single star, like Earth, but at a distance so far it's baffling scientists. (Via KPNX)
The exoplanet is so far away from its host star, in fact, that according to current planet formation theory, it really shouldn't even exist.