Astrophysics (index)

Gas Giant

(large planet made largely of gas)

A Gas Giant is a Giant Planet such as Jupiter or Saturn: massive and mostly gas, i.e., Hydrogen and Helium. Many discovered Extra Solar Planets are gas giants which is to be expected because larger planets are easier to detect.

(planet type,exoplanets,gas)

Referenced by:
Electron Degeneracy
Extra Solar Planet
Gas Planet
Giant Planet
GJ 1214 b
Gemini Planet Imager (GPI)
Hot Jupiter (HJ)
Keck Planet Imager And Characterizer (KPIC)
Planet Formation
Planet Type
Zonal Flow