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    Default inflating giant planets



    as they weren't big enough....

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    Default Re: inflating giant planets

    Would not the gravity of the star affect the close orbiting planet and expand it? Maybe I will become more "luminous toward the ends of their(my) main-sequence lifetimes".
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    Default Re: inflating giant planets

    Quote Originally Posted by michael131313 View Post
    Would not the gravity of the star affect the close orbiting planet and expand it? Maybe I will become more "luminous toward the ends of their(my) main-sequence lifetimes".
    Tides from the star should not be neglected. Thermal effects should be bigger though.
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    Default Re: inflating giant planets

    As always, thanks for clarification nFA.
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    Default Re: inflating giant planets

    To my feeble mind I makes perfect since that a hot gas giant would have a lower density thus a larger diameter for a given mass.
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