Scientists found a huge 'monster' planet that could change everything they know about astronomy
A huge “monster” planet that’s far too big for its sun could lead scientists to rethink their theories of astronomy. The planet, known as NGTS-1b, is the size of Jupiter. But orbits around a red dwarf star that’s only half the size of its sun. Scientists not only didn’t predict that such a massive planet would be able to orbit such a small star, but it contradicts some of the predictions at the heart of their understanding of how planets form.