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Could not open a planet that is 14 times larger than the Sun

March 28 2007
13:06

Astronomers from Japan have discovered a giant planet Jupiter is more than eight times.

Today in Tokyo, published the results of observations, according to which a celestial body revolves around the fifth-brightest star (epsilon) in the constellation Taurus.

Epsilon Tauri mass than the Sun three times, and the volume greater than the 14 times. Scientists have observed this star in three years with the established in the western prefecture of Okayama telescope with a mirror diameter of 188 centimeters.

As a result of their being detected giant planet. During the observations also found that the Epsilon Tau slightly shifted every 595 days.

Researchers believe that the star is shifted as a result of the gravitational force the giant planets revolving around it. Break the news.

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