Discovery of ‘monster’ planet forces scientists to rethink space theories

Discovery of ‘monster’ planet forces scientists to rethink space theories

The discovery of a ‘monster’ planet which is way bigger than its star has rocked the foundations of astronomical theories. Scientists will now have to reconsider their beliefs on planet formation after spotting the planet known as NGTS-1b.

The huge entity – a 986-degree gas giant thought to be the same size of Jupiter – was recently discovered revolving around a red M-dwarf star. It is the largest planet relative to its star that has ever been seen, and debunks long-held scientific theories that planets of such a massive size cannot be formed by smaller stars.

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  1. False confidence feeds funding, and backing up will be a long term part of astrophysics. I see now they are talking about a “near moon” orbiter, and the question is, why ? If you are there, why not just land. The astronauts will be getting cutting edge gene therapy to counteract biorhythms natural to the earth. If they can’t duplicate the complex magnetic flows, then they will “fix” the man. All is premature and those who sign up will be mighty adventurers sacrificed for the cause. It is the 8 track tape of space life.