Gas-Giant Exoplanets Cling Close to Their Parent Stars (image) Gemini Observatory Share Print E-Mail Caption This is an artist's rendering of a possible exoplanetary system with a gas-giant planet orbiting close to his parent star which is more massive than our sun. Artwork by Lynette Cook. Credit Gemini Observatory/AURA Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.