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2017-Nov-01, 01:47 AM
space.com: Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers (https://amp.space.com/38625-monster-planet-circles-tiny-star.html)

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star the largest planet compared to its star ever found leaving scientists baffled at how the duo could have formed.
The planet NGTS-1b is situated 600 light-years from our solar system, according to a statement from the University of Warwick, and it is a gas giant about the size of Jupiter. Its star, on the other hand, is just half the mass and radius of the sun. The planet orbits its star at 3 percent the distance from the Earth to the sun, and it whips around a full orbit every 2.6 Earth days.

Bartender throws them out.

2017-Nov-01, 05:43 PM
To be honest, I'm a bit puzzled by this claim.

Our second nearest interstellar neighbour is a pair of brown dwarfs orbiting each other.

Plus I am sure I recall there are several known brown dwarfs and Jupiter-mass planets orbiting red dwarfs ?

2017-Nov-08, 08:48 PM
Little Fauss and Big Halsy