Skip to comments.Giant alien world discovered where it should not exist
Posted on 12/05/2013 8:40:37 PM PST by BenLurkin
The planet, according to a study published online Thursday in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, is unlike anything in our own solar system.
Eleven times more massive than Jupiter, planet HD 106906 b orbits a single sun-like star at a distance of 60 billion miles - about 650 times the distance Earth is from our own sun.
"This system is especially fascinating because no model of either planet or star formation fully explains what we see," said study coauthor Vanessa Bailey, an astronomy graduate student at the University of Arizona.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
But is it operational?
Would this distance be extraordinary for a binary star pair?
And wouldn’t you know it, Algore told them where to look!
not really, but it’s not a star is it?
It’s on the continuum of of Jovian gas giant-super Jupiter-brown dwarf-star. If one does not think that is an extraordinary size for a binary star system, why would one think it’s an extraordinary distance between a star and a failed binary companion star?
I HATE giant aliens!
Assumption, after assumption after assumption. “Just 13 million years old.” Prove it, how was it dated? How was it conclusively proven to be that age? This is what passes for real science. Nonsense.
It’s pretty easy to tell the age of a newly-formed planet. They do say in the article that the “planet” is still strongly radiating heat, likely as a result of its formation. Based on the current theories of planetary formation, we can estimate the age of the planet from the amount of radiation it emits for its size.
That is not a planet. It’s an infrared brown dwarf, a star that failed to ignite fusion because it’s slightly too small.
“Its an infrared brown dwarf...”
I can’t stop myself - that’s raaacist!
It’s a red dwarf behind a Dyson sphere.
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Fully armed and operational, I hear... at least according to this guy:
Uh oh. Better call...
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