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Oversize Orb: Puffy planet poses puzzle

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3:03pm, September 13, 2006

Astronomers have discovered what may be the largest planet yet found—an orb that's 36 percent wider than Jupiter and that circles a nearby star. Researchers say that they're baffled by the giant extrasolar body, which has the lowest density of any known planet.

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