NASA scientists spot massive exoplanet with four suns

March 5, 2015 4:20 PM

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NASA scientists spot massive exoplanet with four suns

The alien world, KIC 4862625, is a gas giant, yellowish in color and roughly ten times the size of Jupiter. There's likely no solid core to stand on, but if one were to look out at the cosmos from inside its atmosphere, one would see a small red sun and a white star-like glow.

The red sun would be the exoplanet's home sun, the star around which it orbits. The white star, studied through a telescope, would be revealed to be two of the other four stars -- a pair of suns orbiting each other.

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