Giant planet was found at a distance of 25 000 light years from us

25 000 light years from Earth discovered a huge planet eight times bigger than Jupiter

An international team of astronomers has discovered a world that is 2,500 times the size of Earth.

A planet called MOA-2011-BLG-322 about 8 times that of Jupiter, which is the largest planet in our solar system. Astronomers believe it orbits around a star, distant from us at a distance of 25 000 light-years and with a mass equal to a third of the Sun.

Huge world, exceeding the size of the Earth 2,500 times, was discovered by an international team of astronomers. Artistic representation of an unknown planet

As reported by Ian O’neill in Discovery News, the giant planet was discovered using a technology known as “microlensing”.

Microlensing uses the General theory of relativity of albert Einstein, which assumes that gravity is actually the curvature of space and time.

Einstein believed that although Earth and toward the Sun, it is, in fact, the shape of space-time around the Sun, which changes the path along which the Earth moves.

A planet called MOA-2011-BLG-322 approximately eight times that of Jupiter (left), is the largest planet in our solar system

Microlensing uses this theory to calculate how swaddleme stars is enhanced by the gravitational field of a closer star. According to the theory of Einstein, it is caused by the curvature of space-time, which makes the distant star more accessible to Terrestrial observatories.

Periodic illumination of the MOA-2011-BLG-322 was seen in 2011 by astronomers in Japan, New Zealand, Poland and Israel. These observations indicate that the world is probably M-type, most common type of stars in space.

Scientists believe that the distance to the orbit is four times the distance from the sun to the Earth.

The researchers suggest that if such a massive planet can exist at such a great distance from its star, then current formation theories about planets may be incorrect.

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