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Fraser
2007-Jan-09, 01:51 AM
New research indicates that gas giants, like Jupiter and Saturn, form quickly after their stars do. In fact, they probably form within the first 10 million years of a star's life, or else they never form at all. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/01/08/gas-giants-turn-up-early-after-star-formation/)

mjtunstall1976
2007-Feb-08, 05:12 AM
maybe this is a new planet we can live in but it is impossible to build an interstellar spaceship!!!

lpgeorge123
2007-Feb-08, 06:12 AM
Well I know that if Jupiter were a little bigger it would have become a star, so is that in some way connected to it's early formation?

BigDon
2007-Feb-08, 06:45 AM
Well I know that if Jupiter were a little bigger it would have become a star, so is that in some way connected to it's early formation?


Actually it needs to be 80 times as massive to ignite due to gravity pressure