Massive Exoplanet Evolved in Extreme 4-Star System

March 5, 2015 4:49 PM

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Massive Exoplanet Evolved in Extreme 4-Star System

For only the second time, an exoplanet living with an expansive family of four stars has been revealed.

The exoplanet, which is a huge gaseous world 10 times the mass of Jupiter, was previously known to occupy a 3-star system, but a fourth star (a red dwarf) has now been found, revealing quadruple star systems possessing planets are more common than we thought.

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