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The jovian planets contain large abundances of hydrogen and helium because

Kyle Mckinney

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Karen Wright on November 26, 2018

The largest of the elements are stratified in the core of the planet Jupiter. The force of gravity is so great that part of the core is composed of liquid hydrogen. What can't be captured by the nucleus is at the top of the regions in the gaseous form. Helium is one of the noble gases (the lighter) and has a very low melting point. Also combine it with absolutely nothing, that I know of. So the helium is located in the top of regions of the planet.

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