What’s Inside A Gas Giant?

If you could strip away all the gas from Jupiter and Saturn, what would you find inside? Inside gas giant planets, the pressures and temperatures are enormous, and not much can survive those conditions. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have calculated that crystals would dissolve, and would actually work like metals, facilitating the flow of electrons. This could help to explain the tremendous magnetic fields detected around gas giant planets.

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