Astronomers find new 'Monster' planet

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Research led by the University of Warwick has led to the discovery of a giant planet located 600 light years from Earth.

Named NGTS-1b, the celestial body is a gas giant around the same size Jupiter. It orbits a star half the size of the Sun."

Researchers say this is the largest planet compared to the size of its companion star ever
discovered.

NGTS-1b orbits the star a 3% of the distance between Earth and the sun. As such, it holds a temperature of 530 degrees centigrade and orbit its star every 2.6 days.

The discovery challenges 'formation theory' which posits smaller stars can smaller stars can only form rocky planets, not gas giants.

The findings will are set to be reported in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depiction of planet in space
2. Comparison between planet and jupiter
3. Planet orbiting star
4. Temperature of planet

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Named NGTS-1b, the celestial body is a gas giant around the same size Jupiter. It orbits a star half the size of the Sun."

"Researchers say this is the largest planet compared to the size of its companion star ever discovered."

"NGTS-1b orbits the star a 3% of the distance between Earth and the sun."

"As such, it holds a temperature of 530 degrees centigrade and orbit its star every 2.6 days."

"The discovery challenges 'formation theory' which posits smaller stars can only form rocky planets, not gas giants."


SOURCES: University of Warwick, Sci-News
https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/monster_planet_discovery/
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/ngts-1b-hot-jupiter-05385.html