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singertobe 02-15-2019 02:37 PM

How Do We Know The Gas Planets Don't Have A Solid Surface?
 
Something I've been thinking about for a while. Nobody has ever been straight through the center of any of the gas planets so how do we know there isn't a solid surface buried all the way underneath all the gas clouds? There must be something that differentiates a gas planet from a star that's made of the same gases...

petep9000 02-15-2019 03:34 PM

My gas sometimes has a solid surface, they always say you can't trust a fart. :lol:

As for true gas giants, I don't know- maybe radar?

FuzzyPlum 02-15-2019 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by singertobe (Post 1249113)
Something I've been thinking about for a while. Nobody has ever been straight through the center of any of the gas planets so how do we know there isn't a solid surface buried all the way underneath all the gas clouds? There must be something that differentiates a gas planet from a star that's made of the same gases...


I think some or all of them do have a rocky core deep inside (or at least they are believed to have rocky cores).


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