An international research team co-led by Prof. Harvey Richer of the University of British Columbia today announced that it has confirmed the existence of the universes oldest known and farthest planet.
The findings end a decade of speculation and debate as to the true nature of this ancient world, which takes a century to complete each orbit. The un-named planet is 2.5 times the mass of our solar systems largest planet, Jupiter. Its existence provides evidence that the universes first planets were formed rapidly, within a billion years of the Big Bang.
"This is tremendously exciting and certainly suggests that planets are probably more common that we had suspected," says Prof. Harvey Richer who announced the findings at a press conference held today at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Cook | University of British Columbia
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