Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is much smaller than many other exoplanets. One of the planets has been identified as having a much larger size than Jupiter.
For information, Jupiter has a width of 11 times that of Earth. This makes the gas giant the largest planet known so far.
Before knowing which planets are larger than Jupiter, we need to know there are two things to consider when considering the size of a planet. That is related to the width and mass.
In terms of width, the largest exoplanet is twice the radius of Jupiter. One of them is the giant HAT-P-67b.
But in terms of mass, the planet contains gas so it is less dense than other planets. Post-doctoral exoplanet researcher at the University of Geneva, Solene Ulmer-Moll said HAT-P-67b has a very low density, which is only one-third the mass of Jupiter, quoted from LiveScience, Tuesday (22/8/2023).
Meanwhile, HD-39091b, which is 60 light years from Earth, has a mass greater than Jupiter. Namely reaching 12.3 times greater.
LiveScience records the width of a planet and its mass in relation to each other. But not always there must be a relationship between the two things.
According to the page, because each planet has a different density. This means that low-mass gas giant planets can expand to the size of heavier planets.
Meanwhile, most rocky planets are never larger than Jupiter. However, these planets are sometimes larger, up to two times that of Earth.
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