Scientists Discover A Light Giant Planet Orbiting A Double-Star System


Scientists discover a new giant planet orbiting a double-star system some 450LY (Light-Years) away from our own system – the Sol System. This giant planet however is very light, “It’s lighter than a giant ball of cork”, said Harvard-Smithsonian Gaspar Bakos.

Follow up:

Robert Noyes, another astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, said that the planet raises questions to our current theory of how planets form. With this new discovered planet, we may have to reform our theories, or we have something missing with our theories, or we may have to add a new category of/for classifying planets.

And a thought comes to mind. If our theory of how planets form is really that unconfirmed, untested, flawed, far-from-the-truth, then I guess we have no rights to say that Pluto is not a planet. In fact, we don’t have any rights to say which is a planet and which is not. I mean, we don’t even have a closer-to-the-truth theory of how planets form, so how can we determine what a real planet is and what is not, right? (No I’m not pro-Pluto-is-a-Planet fan, just stating a simple logic..)

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