Jupiter Formed with More Tar than Ice

@article{Lodders2004JupiterFW,
  title={Jupiter Formed with More Tar than Ice},
  author={Katharina Lodders},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={611},
  pages={587-597}
}
  • K. Lodders
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Elemental abundances in Jupiter determined from Galileo probe measurements are compared to recently revised solar system abundances. When normalized to the abundance of sulfur, the most abundant refractory rock-forming element reliably determined in Jupiter's atmosphere by the Galileo probe, abundances of argon, krypton, and xenon are 1 times solar, the observed oxygen is depleted by a factor of 4, and carbon is enriched 1.7 times. The fairly uncertain nitrogen abundance ranges from 1 to 3… Expand

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