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"This is the first time we have directly seen a planetary mass object in a likely orbit around a star like our sun," said David Lafrenière, an astronomer at the University of Toronto who led the team that discovered the star. "If we confirm that this object is indeed gravitationally tied to the star, it will be a major step forward."
Originally posted by Mogget
A planet with a temperature of 1800K at a distance of 49 billion kms from its parent star??? I think they're stretching the term "planet" rather too far.