Friday, September 15, 2006

A Planet That Floats on Water

Astronomers have discovered a new class of huge planets but has a density lower than that of water. The newly discovered body was detected orbiting a binary star 450 light-years away at constellation Lacerta. According to the discoverers, the planet, designated HAT-P-1, has the same density as cork, but is bigger than Jupiter, and if there's a big enough tub, it will float in water.

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