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gas giant

(large planet made largely of gas)

A gas giant is a giant planet such as Jupiter or Saturn: massive and mostly gas, i.e., hydrogen and helium. Many discovered extra-solar planets are gas giants which is to be expected because larger planets are easier to detect.


(planet type,exoplanets,gas)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_giant

Referenced by:
accretion
atmosphere
electron degeneracy
extra-solar planet
failed binary
gas planet
giant planet
GJ 1214 b
Gemini Planet Imager (GPI)
HD 133131
hot Jupiter (HJ)
Kepler-1625b
Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer (KPIC)
Planet Nine
planet formation
planet structure
planet type
rocky planet
solar system
super-Earth
zonal flow

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