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Godzilla of Earths

  1. Jun 3, 2014 #1
    'Godzilla of Earths': Alien Planet 17 Times Heavier Than Our World Discovered

    http://www.space.com/26085-godzilla-mega-earth-kepler-10c-aas224.html
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2014 #2

    Drakkith

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    Whew... it's quite a monster, isn't it?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2014 #3
    yeesh that is a big one thanks for posting it
     
  5. Jun 10, 2014 #4
    So, it is the same order of magnitude as the rocky core thought to lie at the heart of gas giants. Might this be a failed gas giant whose core formed after gas was swept from the system at the T-Tauri stage of development?
     
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