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From: EvMick@aol.com
Date: Sun Apr 23 2000 - 19:19:05 MDT

On a website dealing with Jupiter

 <A HREF="http://www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/jupiter.html">Jupiter</A

it is written.

   Jupiter is just about as large in diameter as a gas planet can be. If more
material were to be added, it would be compressed by gravity such that the
overall radius would increase only slightly. A star can be larger only
because of its internal (nuclear) heat source. (But Jupiter would have to be
at least 80 times more massive to become a star.)

This is logical on the face of it...i suppose....but haven't we recently been
told about "superjovians" that orbit other stars?

Madera Calif.

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