Jupiter's Core vs. Earth's Core

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Earth core has two sections and the first section is the inner core. Find out about Jupiter's core versus the Earth's core with help from an experienced education professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Eylene Pirez, and I'm an astrophysicist. And this is Jupiter's core versus Earth's core. So, first, let's go over Earth's core. Earth core has two sections and the first section is the inner core and this is solid and it's made out of iron and nickel. And it's actually about 6000 degrees Kelvin and about a 1,200 kilometers in size. Now what's going on in the outer core? For the outer core, we actually have a molten fluid of iron and nickel. And it's about 3000 kilometers thick. Okay, so now, what do we know about Jupiter's core? In all honesty, we know nothing about Jupiter's core. There's been a lot of simulations but the consensus of whether Jupiter has a rocky core or it does not have a rocky core, is still very much up for debate. As of 200, we do not have, the consensus was that there was no core at all in Jupiter. And as of last year, there were some simulations being done and they actually were saying that the Jupiter's core was bigger than Earth's core. But as you can tell the actual consensus of Jupiter's core is too much, is too unclear for me to debate on. My name is Eylene Pirez and I'm an astrophysicist. And this is Jupiter's core versus Earth's core.

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