Jupiter mass


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Jupiter mass

n.
The mass of the planet Jupiter, used as a unit of mass in describing planets orbiting distant stars.

Ju′pi·ter-mass′ adj.
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Over the last 12 years or so nearly 400 planets have been found, and the vast majority of them have been very large - Jupiter mass or even larger," said researcher Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.