Giant Alien Planet Discovered in Most Distant Orbit Ever Seen

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Giant Alien Planet Discovered in Most Distant Orbit Ever Seen

    Why it's called an "alien" planet I don't know, except the source is Yahoo News.
     
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    I think alien planet just meant to emphasize that the planet is outside our solar system,
     
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    :welcome: to earth.
     
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    The same reason a non-citizen of the US is legally referred to as an alien.
    In this context, alien simply means foreign or non-native to the Sun's influence.
     
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    Yeah, but to the inhabitants of that planet, if any, we are the aliens!
     

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