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The heavy diet that made Jupiter so big

Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere from NASA's Juno spacecraft includes several of the planet's southern jet streams.

Jupiter is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, but a new analysis suggests that it has heavy metals at its heart. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS, Tanya Oleksuik

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Nature 606, 843 (2022)



  1. Miguel, Y. et al. Astron. Astrophys. 662, A18 (2022).

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