Monday, October 06, 2008

Planet Twice the Density of Lead?

Last May, the COROT satellite discovered another exoplanet to add to the stack of 228 confirmed exoplanets. Follow-up investigations of the object, named Corot-exo-3b, have revealed it to be quite a curiosity as far as exoplanets are concerned, and some of its characteristics – such as its density of twice that of lead – may force astronomers to rethink the distinction between massive planets and low-mass brown dwarfs.


Via universe Today.

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