Composition of Jupiter
Name: ross i berbeco
Date: 1993 - 1999
What is the current consensus among astronomers of the composition of
A core of mostly hydrogen, solid core, but liquid around atmosphere of
several chemicals, including ammonium. The core may be the site of some nuclear
burning, like a star, since it appears that more heat is coming out of Jupiter
than is going in.
Science magazine has some recent technical articles.
Samuel P Bowen
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