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Young giant planets apparently reach their final size already in the first million years of their development. A team of researchers found this out by measuring the masses of two giant planets orbiting the young sun-like star “V1298 Tau”. The investigated planetary system is comparatively young at 20 million years. The sun-like star is orbited by two giant planets that were discovered in 2019 using data from the Kepler Space Telescope. The mass of such giant planets was previously unknown. The researchers determined their mass using radial velocity measurements from telescopes. (swisstxt)
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