Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope data have identified a new class of planets that they call “super-puff” planets. The name has been because the density of the planet is as low as that of cotton candy. Astronomers say that such planets are rare and only 15 of them have been discovered to this day.
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The astronomers found the planet three of these ‘super-puffs’ in the Kepler 51 star system which is about 2,400 light-years away from the earth. For the unknown, one light-year is equal to 9,500,000,000,000 kilometers. All these planets had a density of less than 0.1 grams per cubic centimeter of volume.
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