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2017-04-11 23:17:58

I've just watched Loremaker's Guide to Helios
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6OhbNnoPKY&feature=youtu.be

And Cherie had said that Helios III has Jupiter x 3 radius. It's way too much for a planet. Big time.

It's CT Chamaeleontis - a brown dwarf with Jupiter x 2.2 radius


Another star: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GQ_Lupi

J*1.8



Please note that r^3. It means if radius increases x2 than volume increases by 8. Even more so the mass, because mean density would also increase due to increased gravity.

It's very unlikely that such planet can exist as far as I know.


@sanctus_Paulus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_exoplanets

The list is short, but planets with x3 the radius of Jupiter or bigger are thought to exist.




The list is short, but planets with x3 the radius of Jupiter or bigger are thought to exist.


Yes, I've found this too, couple minutes after my post. And also this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffy_planet

I stand corrected. I always thought that largest possible planetary radius is capped by the size of brown dwarfs.

Thanks by the way for the new information.




The list is short, but planets with x3 the radius of Jupiter or bigger are thought to exist.


Yes, I've found this too, couple minutes after my post. And also this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffy_planet

I stand corrected. I always thought that largest possible planetary radius is capped by the size of brown dwarfs.

Thanks by the way for the new information.


Seeing posts like this, I always think that while I love a theorycrafting, I also try to imagine the developers, and how they are really trying to stay in touch with their community, and read / listen to as many ideas as possible. And then I think twice before I throw something like this at them. So unless I am an astronomer or an astrophysicist, it is probably wise to refrain from posting words like "It's way too much for a planet. Big time."
Especially when that claim doesn't fit with reality.


So unless I am an astronomer or an astrophysicist, it is probably wise to refrain from posting words like "It's way too much for a planet. Big time."
Especially when that claim doesn't fit with reality.


Even astrophysicists tend to not answer publicly on a questions which aren't tied to their field. Neutron stars specialist most likely won't answer about nuances of LIGO error correction. At least without short study.

I'm not an astronomer by any means, that's why I've said "It's very unlikely(I didn't say impossible) that such planet can exist as far as I know." and later admitted that I was wrong.

I also try to imagine the developers, and how they are really trying to stay in touch with their community, and read / listen to as many ideas as possible. And then I think twice before I throw something like this at them.


What's wrong with my post besides the fact that I wasn't aware of inflation mechanism and latest discoveries?





The list is short, but planets with x3 the radius of Jupiter or bigger are thought to exist.


Yes, I've found this too, couple minutes after my post. And also this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffy_planet

I stand corrected. I always thought that largest possible planetary radius is capped by the size of brown dwarfs.

Thanks by the way for the new information.


Gas Giants are pretty much failed stars to an extent; some are even "hot" and have fusion occurring in their cores IIRC. You can have dwarf stars that are smaller in size, but usually not lower in mass, as compared to very large gas giants - but I could very well be wrong.




The list is short, but planets with x3 the radius of Jupiter or bigger are thought to exist.


Yes, I've found this too, couple minutes after my post. And also this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffy_planet

I stand corrected. I always thought that largest possible planetary radius is capped by the size of brown dwarfs.

Thanks by the way for the new information.


@sanctus_Paulus
I just wanted to add that the universe is so huge and varied that you will probably find exceptions to any rule 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jftx-DjfeeU


Hi @Whiplash-1 @sanctus_Paulus @RAYfighter @KravenKor @Xris

Puffy planets are pretty neat. We leave in a crazy universe. I'm pretty stoked that Star Citizen is going to get to include some of it for all of us to explore. Plus, this game has been such an awesome opportunity for me to learn so much more about it.

Thanks everyone for the discussion,
Will

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