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stark710, interesting question. This exoplanet site The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia (exoplanet.eu) , present shows 641 large *giant gas bubbles*, where mass is 1.1 Jupiter or larger (up to 135 Jupiter masses). A good example is WASP-103 b, The Extrasolar Planet Encyclopaedia — WASP-103 b (exoplanet.eu) where the orbital period < 1 day.
How does the Gaian theory explain the origin of life on such an exoplanet and how does the Gaian theory explain how tiny life would continue to evolve, perhaps into *advanced life forms on them*?
Hey Rod, I am going through the list as we speak. Will read about them in detail and share my thoughts on the same soon. Meanwhile, I have another set of thoughts for you about WASP - 103b:Okay stark710, your answers help focus my attention now Apparently Gaian theory does not show how non-living matter evolved into tiny life. Apparently WASP-103 b is not a good example of a gas giant exoplanet that Gaian theory as you post could be applied too. There are recent reports on this gas giant, Cheops reveals a rugby-ball-shaped exoplanet, https://phys.org/news/2022-01-cheops-reveals-rugby-ball-shaped-exoplanet.html, and reference paper, Reference paper, Detection of the tidal deformation of WASP-103b at 3 σ with CHEOPS★, https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/01/aa42196-21/aa42196-21.html, 11-January-2022. “Abstract Context. Ultra-short period planets undergo strong tidal interactions with their host star which lead to planet deformation and orbital tidal decay. Aims. WASP-103b is the exoplanet with the highest expected deformation signature in its transit light curve and one of the shortest expected spiral-in times..."
Out of the 641 confirmed gas giants I cited in post #2, is there an example you can show that fits your model description for Gaian theory? Consider the average size of the 641 is about 14.8 Jupiter masses and average orbital period 28518.89 days. Semi-major axis reported for this group ranges 0.0026 AU out to 9900 AU from the parent stars.