giant planet


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giant planet

n
(Astronomy) any of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, characterized by large mass, low density, and an extensive atmosphere
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years.
The data collected recently by NASA will supplement the data collected by the space agency's Juno spacecraft, which at the moment, is around the giant planet with its own infrared spectrometer and a microwave radiometer that can probe deeper into Jupiter than anyone has probed before.
The ice giant planet 'Uranus' will be approaching moon on Friday, August 3, when Uranus will be at angular distance of five degrees northern moon's centre, giving Qatar residents opportunity to observe Uranus and moon together over eastern horizon from Moon rise time at 10:31pm Doha local time till sunrise time of Saturday, said Dr Beshir Marzouk, astronomy expert at QCH.
It would not make sense to search for Earth 2.0 in a system where a giant planet stirs the orbit of any neighboring terrestrial planet in the habitable zone so much that its climate collapses."
A GIANT planet - the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely - has been discovered by University of Warwick researchers.
28 (Petra)- A spacecraft has skimmed the clouds of Jupiter in a record-breaking close approach to the giant planet.
Its main objective is to peer into the gas giant planet, giving scientists a much better idea of the internal structure of Jupiter and also how the Solar System formed 4.5billion years ago.
ASTOUNDING evidence of a hidden giant planet on the fringes of the solar system has been uncovered by scientists using computer simulations.
ISLAMABAD -- A new secret planetary system that includes three super Earths and one outer giant planet has been discovered by astronomers at a distance of just 21 light years from Earth.
As Jupiter moved inward, however, gravitational perturbations from the giant planet would have swept the inner planets (and smaller planetesimals and asteroids) into close-knit, overlapping orbits, setting off a series of collisions that smashed all the nascent planets into pieces.
Washington, Jan 10 ( ANI ): A team of astronomers has discovered a new giant planet located in a star system within the Pisces constellation.
In July 1994, Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 plowed into Jupiter, producing dark scars in the giant planet's atmosphere that were visible for weeks.