JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Jupiter is claimed to be the largest planet in the Solar System, but the latest findings of scientists said there is a larger planet than Jupiter. Check out the following reviews.
NASA discovers exoplanets of larger size than Jupiter. In fact, the planet is estimated to be over 13 times the mass of Jupiter, as BGR noted, Monday (11/13/2017).
The exoplanet is named OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb, which was discovered by NASA last week. However, astronomers are considering the possibility that it’s not actually a planet for the so huge size.
In fact, the heat generated by the planet is only in the range of about 300 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit,.
In comparison, the Sun and other stars can actually emit more heat, stronger and greater heat-emitting sizes. Thus, it’s not massive enough to sustain the nuclear fusion that powers main sequence stars.
"We still doubt whether this exoplanet has contributed to the Solar System despite its enormous size - bigger than Jupiter," NASA wrote.
Until now, NASA will still be observing OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. They promise to announce the latest research results that will reveal the identity of the exoplanet.