First Picture of Likely Planet Around a Sun-Like Star

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    First Picture of Likely Planet Around a Sun-Like Star | Universe Today

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  2. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very cool -- potentially moreso, if it's actually orbiting.

    However, this was a bit odd:
    I think this is the most important thing said in the article, though:
     
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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Jupiter is about the maximum size for a planetary type body, basically as you add more mass it just compresses more into the same area, the size stays roughly the same.
     
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    Size =/= mass

    Nice find, all the same. Looking forward to what they find out in 2 years time.
     
  5. Jarodimus

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    Yeah. I guess I'm just used to them being (erroneously) used interchangeably.

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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Awesome. It is cool to have pictures of other planets, even if they are just mahoosive planets far away from their star.
     

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