A planet that, like Jupiter, is massive and orbits its host star in a nearly circular orbit at a distance of several astronomical units. Extrasolar planets fitting this description include the companions of 47 Ursae Majoris and 55 Cancri A.
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EXTRASOLAR PLANETS AND SUBSTELLAR OBJECTS
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