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hot Jupiter

noun, Astronomy
any of a class of large, hot, gaseous planets similar to Jupiter in mass but outside our solar system.
Also called roaster. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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hot Jupiter
See under extrasolar planet.
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