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Jupiter at its core remains a mystery to science

Metallic hydrogen is rare on earth, but it is found in large quantities in the interiors of planets such as Jupiter. New research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics provides more accurate data on hydrogen's phase transition to metallic hydrogen, which will help in building more accurate computer models. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill)
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