I'm trying to find a reasonable estimate of the density of Gliese 581 d (not c).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

According to Wiki, d is ~1.96x the radius of Earth and ~7.7x the mass. This makes for a density very near Earth's (2^3=8). Yet they then go on to list its density as 730kg/m^3 or 0.73g/cm^3 - almost as rarefied as Saturn.

Can anyone point me at some more authoritative numbers? I know we're only estimating, but clearly one of those three numbers r,d or m is spurious.

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# Gliese 581 d

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