The newfound planet was discovered using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in northern Chile. The ESO is supported by Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland Chile and the United Kingdom. Researchers published a paper on their findings Thursday in the journal Science. Kevin Wagner, a University of Arizona Ph.D. student and the paper's lead author, told The Huffington Post in an email that the system's configuration is "surprising and extreme." "If the planet was further away from the most massive star in the system, it would be kicked out of the system," Dr. Daniel Apai, assistant professor of astronomy and planetary sciences at the university and co-author of the paper, said in a news release.
Jul-7-2016, 19:40:15 GMT