Artistic rendering of the possible view from LHS 3154b towards its low mass host star. Given its large mass, LHS 3154b probably has a Neptune-like composition.

Scientists have found a planet that’s too giant for its small star. Its presence might upend the whole lot we thought we knew about how photo voltaic methods type, researchers say.

The ultracool dwarf star, known as LHS 3154, is situated instead 51 light years Of our photo voltaic system, it’s about 9 occasions much less large than our solar. In distinction, its planet, LHS 3154b, is 13 occasions extra large than Earth. This type of cosmic mismatch is remarkable, and is the astronomical equal of discovering a watermelon on a grapevine.

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