View Full Version : Astronomers Think They Know Why Hot Jupiters Get So Enormous

2017-Nov-29, 12:30 AM
A study team led from the University of Hawaii recently studied two inflated gas giants, and revealed a possible explanation as to why they are so "puffy".
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2017-Nov-30, 12:25 AM
"no means of testing" Indeed ? Did the models failed at computer implementation ?
"Several theories have been developed to explain this process, but no means of testing them have been available. As Grunblatt explained (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/PuffyPlanets/), “since we don’t have millions of years to see how a particular planetary system evolves, planet inflation theories have been difficult to prove or disprove.”

Hello Mr Fraser: (your inbox is full)

Can we discuss your post 'is everything actually shrinking (https://www.universetoday.com/118614/is-everything-actually-shrinking/) ' on

Can you start a thread on this forum, pls?


2017-Nov-30, 01:28 AM
These articles are posted robotically from Universe Today (https://www.universetoday.com). The human Fraser Cain has not interacted on this forum for a long time. Communicate with Fraser there.

See topic What is this forum? (https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread.php?164990-What-is-this-forum&p=2403509#post2403509)

2017-Dec-02, 12:08 AM
OK, One day I will raise the issue in the Astronomy forum.

Thank you a bit.