Its name is HD 110014c and it’s three times the size of Jupiter. This is a short description of the planet that was recently discovered by a 25-year-old Chilean astronomer, Maritza Soto.
Soto is a doctoral student at the University of Chile and she worked for eight months at La Silla Observatory in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. She actually discovered the new planet last November, when she was working there, but her discovery has now been announced in the journal of the London Royal Astronomical Society.
The new planet, located around 300 million light years from Earth, is at the same distance from the big red star the planet circles as Venus is from the sun. “It's like imagining a planet three times bigger than Jupiter with the orbit of Venus around the Sun," Soto explained to EFE.