Planet, Less Dense Than Cork, Is Discovered

Posted on September 15, 2006  Comments (1)

Puzzling Puffy Planet, Less Dense Than Cork, Is Discovered

The astronomers said they were baffled about how the planet formed and how it remained so puffy.

“The short answer is, I have no idea,” said Dimitar Sasselov, a professor of astronomy at Harvard and a member of the research team. “It’s a very strange planet.”

One Response to “Planet, Less Dense Than Cork, Is Discovered”

  1. Curious Cat Science Blog » Astronomers Find a Planet Denser Than Lead
    October 7th, 2008 @ 8:02 am

    What’s bizarre is that it has about the same diameter of Jupiter, but has 21.6 times Jupiter’s mass. That makes it denser than lead…

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