What are gas giants?

Some articles on gas giants, giant, gas, gas giant, giants:

Planetary Core
... Gas giants also have iron-rich cores ... these cores are proportionately much smaller than those of terrestrial planets, gas giants are so large that their cores can actually be larger than ... It is thought that some gas giants orbiting very close to their primaries may have their atmospheres stripped away, leaving only their core behind ...
Sudarsky Extrasolar Planet Classification
... classification system for predicting the appearance of extrasolar gas giants based on their temperature ... paper Albedo and Reflection Spectra of Extrasolar Giant Planets and expanded on in Theoretical Spectra and Atmospheres of Extrasolar Giant Planets, published before any ... to the likely rich variety of extrasolar gas-giant atmospheres ...
Class M Planet - Other Planet Classifications Based On The Star Trek Series
... Class I Class of gas giant, larger than Class J, and smaller than Class S and T ... Class J and T Class J and Class T planets are gas giants ... than Class T which are considered "super", or "ultra", gas giants ...
Extraterrestrial Liquid Water - Solar System - Gas Giants
... It is agreed that they are different from the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn—some astronomers would class them separately as 'ice giants' ...

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    Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
    By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light
    Langston Hughes (1902–1967)