Scientists explain the appearance of giant planets

Most of the gas exoplanets that are near the parent stars and belong to the class of “hot Jupiters” are comparable in mass to Jupiter or Saturn, but larger in diameter. This was reported by scientists of the Institute of Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, who found out the reasons for the appearance of giant planets, the size of which surpasses their counterparts in the solar system. Scientists analyzed the data obtained by the space telescope Kepler, with which it was possible to detect two gas exoplanets – K2-132 and K2-97. They revolve around the red giant with a period of nine days; have the same mass and radius. The size of the planet is larger than Jupiter by 30%, although their mass is half of that.

 

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