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Excelsior
2004-Aug-27, 07:14 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5819006/?GT1=4529

It is an awesome find. In the distand future it would be probobly one of the planets humans are likely to visit. Gravity might be a problem though. Without gravity manipulation technology landing, surviving and lifting off from such a planet is going to be a challenge.

eburacum45
2004-Aug-27, 09:57 AM
It doesn't seem so hospitable when you look at it closely;
see this thread
http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15938

Excelsior
2004-Aug-27, 11:05 AM
Well this planet is not inhospitable but it is interesting. A planet so big yet rocky is unusual.