There is a giant exoplanet (a planet outside our home solar system) orbiting the outskirts of a double star system 336 light years away, and its behavior may offer some clues regarding the elusive “Planet Nine” that is allegedly orbiting the edges of our solar system.

The planet is called HD106906 b and it is 11 times the mass of Jupiter. Though the planet was discovered in Chile in 2013, researchers hadn’t been able to successfully determine its orbit until recently.

For years, astronomers believed that HD 106906 b was a rogue planet, unattached to any star at all. But thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists are now able to chart the movement of the massive planet and confirm that it is orbiting around a two star system, CNN reports.

As of today, HD 106906 b is the most distant planet orbiting a star that we’re aware of. The exoplanet’s distance from its host stars is approximately 730 times the distance between Earth and the sun.

The reason HD 106906 b has been so difficult to track is because it is moving at an almost unbelievably slow pace.

According to CNN, it takes the exoplanet 15,000 Earth years to complete a single revolution around its host stars. To make matters even stranger, HD 106906 b’s orbit path is tilted about 21 degrees off from all the other materials in its star system.

A twitter account dedicated to exoplanets recently posted a gif displaying the path:

Meiji Nguyen, a junior specialist in astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, recently commented on the planet’s strange orbit in a statement. He said (via CNN):

“It would be bizarre if, say, Jupiter just happened to be inclined 30 degrees relative to the plane that every other planet orbits in. This raises all sorts of questions about how HD 106906 b ended up so far out on such an inclined orbit.”

This new discovery begs the question: How did HD 106906 b end up on such a peculiar orbit path in the first place?

According to CNN, astronomers hypothesize that HD 106906 b originally formed much closer to its host stars, but the planet’s orbit brought it so close to the stars that their gravity launched it away.

Such powerful gravitational force could have sent the planet shooting all the way out of the stars’ gravitational pull, but if another star was passing by at the right moment, it could have nudged HD 106906 b back into place.

That’s one theory explaining how the exoplanet might have landed in its unusual path and the same theory could explain what happened to our solar system’s Planet Nine.

CNN reports that the mysterious planet — if it exists — likely formed in the inner solar system, similar to HD 106906 b. Jupiter’s massive gravity may have shot Planet Nine out of our system beyond Pluto and, just like the exoplanet, a passing star could have bumped Planet Nine back into our solar system on a weak and distant orbit.