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1999 Macmillan Magazines LtdNATURE |VOL 402 |18 NOVEMBER 1999 |www.nature.com 269 letters to nature
 

Summary: © 1999 Macmillan Magazines LtdNATURE |VOL 402 |18 NOVEMBER 1999 |www.nature.com 269
letters to nature
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A low-temperature origin for the
planetesimals that formed Jupiter
Tobias Owen*, Paul Mahaffy², H. B. Niemann², Sushil Atreya³,
Thomas Donahue³, Akiva Bar-Nun§ & Imke de Paterk
* University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu,
Hawaii 96822, USA
² Laboratory for Atmospheres, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt,
Maryland 20771, USA
³ Atmospheric Ocean & Space Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Michigan 48109, USA
§ Department of Geophysics & Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University,
Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel
k Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley,
601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, California 94720-3411, USA
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The four giant planets in the Solar System have abundances of
`metals' (elements heavier than helium), relative to hydrogen, that

  

Source: Atreya, Sushil - Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, University of Michigan

 

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