Chthonian planets are gas giants that orbit their stars so closely, the intense heat from the star strips off the gas giant's atmosphere, leaving behind a tail of gas. This turns the gas giant into what is essentially a very big comet. Could the gas in the tail be harvested?
I was thinking that large metal rings could float suspended within the gas giant's tail and that those rings could use magnetic fields to channel the stripped gas to a central point, allowing it to be harvested.
Would the hot gas in the gas giant's tail just be too hot to capture? Is there even enough gas in the tail to make such a harvesting operation worth it? Or would the metal rings just get cooked?