Jovian Planets - Hydrogen compounds are more abundant than...

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Jovian Planets Lower density, different composition Rings Numerous moons Uranus & Neptune: <50% H & He, the rest hydrogen compounds (water, methane, Why are they different? Beyond the frost line, planetesimals could accumulate ICE.
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Unformatted text preview: Hydrogen compounds are more abundant than rock/metal so jovian planets got bigger and acquired H/He atmospheres The jovian cores are very similar: ~10x Earth masses The jovian differences are in the amount of H/He gas accumulated. Why did that amount differ?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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