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Astronomers offer new theory of planet evolution

January 02, 2013

Astronomers offer new theory of planet evolution

Gas guzzlers in our solar system.

Astronomers involved in a recent study have formulated a theory about how “gas giant” planets are created.

Gas giants, such as Jupiter and Saturn in the solar system, are uninhabitable and are so named because they are made primarily of gases, and not solid materials like on Earth.

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