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Re: Yes, I'm back

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 21:38
James Landau scripsit:

> Jovian? I've heard of terrestrial type and gas giant planets, but the site > doesn't let you create a jovian type. I've never heard of them. Is that a > type of planet of extreme size (in the sense of mass), enough to flatten > anything that lands on the surface, but still made of solid material instead > of being a giant of gas?
No, jovian = gas giant. It's now thought that gas giants have solid cores way, way down, so the term is a bit misleading. -- John Cowan "If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders." --Hal Abelson