There is a strict correlation between the age of the parent star and the size of its planets. The older the star the bigger the planet tends to be or in other words, there exist big planets only in older star systems. There however exist several exceptions to this and one of the most common ones is the 'CI Tau b' or otherwise known as the paradoxical planet. It has a nine-day orbit around its parent star about 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. The name came to be due to the comparison of its giant size and the age of its orbiting star. The planet has a mass roughly 12 times that of Jupiter but is only 2 million years old. After 4 years of infrared spectroscopy analysis of light from the planet, it was confirmed that gravitational instabilities could cause giant planets to form more rapidly than the traditional models. The experiment was conducted by Christopher Johns-Krull of Rice University and Lisa Prato of Lowell Observatory

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