New Gaseous Planet Discovered Past Snow LineMark Melin
Astronomers have discovered a new gaseous planet has been discovered nearly 1,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Lyra.
Gaseous Planet orbit places it beyond the "snow line"
What’s unusual is the planet's orbit places it beyond the "snow line" - the dividing line between rocky and gas planets. Outside of the snow line, water condenses into ice grains that stick together to build gas giant planets. "The snow line is a crucial distance in planet formation theory. We think all gas giants must . . .
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