Frontier Giant Planets

Gas giants were once thought to only reside in the middle to outer reaches of a star system, but they are often found in close orbits to their parent star as well. Gas giants come in various sizes and do a very good job of protecting inner planets by sweeping up rogue asteroids and comets with their immense gravity.

Small gas giant

Medium gas giant

Large gas giant

Very large gas giant

Brown dwarf substellar object

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