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Gas Giant  
  Large planet consisting primarily of gas with a solid core.  

Blish is commonly credited with originating this term. The term does not appear in the original story, published in 1941, but only in the anthologized version.

A quick glance over the boards revealed that there was a magnetic field of some strength near by, one that didn't belong to the invisible gas giant revolving half a million miles away.
From Solar Plexus, by James Blish.
Published by Not Known in 1952
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