Saturday, July 09, 2005

A New Planet With Massive Core

Astronomers have discovered an extrasolar planet with the largest core of any known planet. The discovery is especially exciting to planet formation theorists, because it provides extremely strong observational evidence in support of the "core accretion" theory, one of two main theories for how giant planets form..........

Read More Tim Stephens and Denize Springer, UC Santa Cruz Currents, July 11, 2005

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