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Astronomers spot a giant planet that is as light as cotton candy


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Astronomers spot a giant planet that is as light as cotton candy

The new world is the second-lightest planet discovered to date.

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Astronomers at MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have discovered a huge, fluffy oddball of a planet orbiting a distant star in our Milky Way galaxy. The discovery, reported today in the journal Nature Astronomy, is a promising key to the mystery of how such giant, super-light planets form.

The new planet, named WASP-193b, appears to dwarf Jupiter in size, yet it is a fraction of its density. The scientists found that the gas giant is 50 percent bigger than Jupiter, and about a tenth as dense — an extremely low density, comparable to that of cotton candy.

Read More: ➡️ Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

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Could it be there home?

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