The formation of Jupiter’s diluted core by a giant impact

  title={The formation of Jupiter’s diluted core by a giant impact},
  author={Shang-Fei Liu and Yasunori Hori and Simon M{\"u}ller and Xiao-Peng Zheng and Ravit Helled and Douglas N. C. Lin and Andrea Isella},
The Juno mission1 has provided an accurate determination of Jupiter’s gravitational field2, which has been used to obtain information about the planet’s composition and internal structure. Several models of Jupiter’s structure that fit the probe’s data suggest that the planet has a diluted core, with a total heavy-element mass ranging from ten to a few tens of Earth masses (about 5 to 15 per cent of the Jovian mass), and that heavy elements (elements other than hydrogen and helium) are… 
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