Re: Planetology

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 15:25:56 +0100 (MET)

On Tue, 12 Nov 1996, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> >
> > Most likely the planets in the life zone will be denser than the planets
> > outside, since the heat will have evaporated volatiles like hydrogen and
> > helium (and thus reduced their mass).
> While this is a logical answer, recent extrasolar planet discoveries
> show that this is not always the case, or else their data is
> significantly off.

Yes, 51 Pegasi is weird. But we don't know if it really is a gas
giant, maybe there are stone giants too.

(I think that system is going to be on my "must see" list once I get
out of this solar system).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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