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Jupiter and Saturn Full of Liquid Metal Helium
August 6, 2008
A strange metal brew lies buried deep within giant gaseous planets such as Jupiter and Saturn, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and in London. The study demonstrates that metallic helium is less rare than was previously thought, and is produced under the kinds of conditions present at the centers of giant gaseous planets such as Jupiter and Saturn, mixing with metal hydrogen to form a liquid metal alloy.
University of California, Berkeley
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