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Astronomers have been left baffled by the very unusual orbit of Kepler-1704b - a "failed" Jupiter-like world that is many times larger than our solar system's biggest planets.
 

Located nearly 3,000 light-years away in the Kepler-1704 system, the exoplanet is not one scientists are ever going to reach with a probe. But since its discovery in 2013, astronomers have been able to learn a lot about the planet's unusually wide and eccentric orbit. Described as a "failed Jupiter", Kepler-1704b is more than four times as big as the gas giant and it takes 988.88 days to complete a lap around its star.

 

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