gas giant

IPA: gˈæsdʒˈaɪʌnt


  • (astronomy) A large planet composed mostly of gaseous hydrogen and helium, along with methane and ammonia; possibly with a solid core.

Examples of "gas-giant" in Sentences

  • The gas-giant planets would remain gravitationally impossible for human life, but not their moons.
  • In 1977 the unmanned probes Voyager 1 and 2 were launched to explore the gas-giant planets Jupiter and Saturn.
  • The moon that the Amagiri was approaching circled the gas-giant world Eurymede VI, about a parsec from Klingon space.
  • Farther out are the gas-giant planets, such as Jupiter, plus vast amounts of light elements, which formed comets on the boundary of the solar system.
  • A companion novel released alongside the movie, "Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide," indicates that there are two moons orbiting the gas-giant with nitrogen-oxygen atmospheres (a la Earth).
  • Gazprom Media, the unit of gas-giant Gazprom that owns 66% of Ekho, denied the latest changes were aimed at influencing Ekho's editorial policy and described them as routine business decisions.

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