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A gas giant exoplanet has been discovered with twice the density of Earth

A gas giant exoplanet has been discovered with twice the density of Earth

A newly weighed exoplanet has left astronomers deeply perplexed. After taking measurements on a very young, Jupiter-sized exoplanet named HD-114082b, scientists found that its properties don’t exactly match either of the two popular models of gas giant planet formation. In short, it is much too heavy for its age. “Compared to currently accepted models, HD-114082b …

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