Gas Planet Discovered Deep within Our Galaxy with Spitzer Space Telescope

April 15, 2015 9:51 AM

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped spot one of the most distant planets known to date. Located about 13,000 light-years away, the remote gas planet reveals the true capabilities of Spitzer.

"We don't know if planets are more common in our galaxy's central bulge or the disk of the galaxy, which is why these observations are so important," said Jennifer Yee, one of the researchers, in a news release.

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