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What is the current consensus among astronomers of the composition of Jupiter?



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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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