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Astronomers Discover ‘Widest’ Solar System

Astronomers have discovered the largest solar system found so far. A team of American, British and Australian astronomers says a planet known as 2MASS J212, once thought to be a “free-floating” or “lonely" planet, is actually in orbit about 1 trillion kilometers from its star. That is about 7,000 times farther than the Earth is from the sun, and 140 times larger than the orbit of dwarf planet Pluto. "The planet is not quite as lonely as we first thought, but it's...

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