March 23, 2012

Exoplanet's Heart Melting Like Jupiter's?

Brian Jacobsmeyer, Inside Science


Jupiter might be having a change of heart. Literally.

New simulations suggest that Jupiter's rocky core has been liquefying and mixing with the rest of the planet's innards. With this new data, astronomers hope to better explain a recent puzzling discovery of a strange planet outside of our solar system.

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