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The condensed matter physics of planetary interiors

Stevenson, D. J. (1980) The condensed matter physics of planetary interiors. In: Physique de la matière dense = The physics of dense matter, 17-21 septembre 1979, Paris (France). Journal de physique - Colloque . No.C2. Société française de physique , pp. 53-59.

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The deep interiors of Jupiter and Saturn consist of fluid, metallic hydrogen. In Jupiter the metallic hydrogen is uniformly mixed with helium. In Saturn, the incomplete solubility of helium may cause unmixing and energy release. In the interiors of Uranus and Neptune the fluid mixture (of hydrogen, helium, water, methane and ammonia) is metallic or ionic. The terrestral planetary cores are predominantly metallic iron.

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