Distant planet may boast the longest year

This ‘year’ is one for the record books

By Christopher Crockett, 09:37 AM June 2, 2014

Far from Earth, in the constellation Pisces, sits a red star known as GU Pisces A. Astronomers have just detected a planet orbiting this cool sun. But that planet likes to keep its distance from its parent. It orbits 2,000 times farther out from its host star than Earth does from our sun. It fact, this newfound exoplanet might just might have the longest planetary orbit known.

A year is defined as the time it takes a planet to complete one revolution around its star. One year for the new plane...

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