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Astronomers discover planet nearly identical to Jupiter

06/04/2022 08:30 AM | Click to read full article

Astronomers have discovered a planet that is nearly identical to Jupiter, circling a star 17,000 light-years away from the Earth. In terms of mass, the exoplanet is nearly the same as Jupiter.

The near-identical twin is also around the same distance from its star as Jupiter is from the Sun. K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb is 420 million miles away from its star, while Jupiter is 462 million miles away.