Nathan and Kevin recently discovered a new planet. We're not sure what we're going to name it. Does anyone have any ideas? It's just beyond the rocky planets and it appears to be an enormous gas giant. It might even have a few moons, but it's hard to tell.
Here's what we have been able to ascertain so far from our instruments here on Smearth:
- The surface gravity is estimated to be around 25 m/s2.
- Radius is approximately 6,900km.
- It's primarily composed of hydrogen and helium, though the core may be made of heavier elements.
- Like other gas giants, it probably lacks a well defined solid surface from which to launch a rocket...Well, that's unfortunate, isn't it?
We're all really excited about this recent discovery. Maybe someday we will even be able to travel there and visit.