### Subject: How is Jupiter's core 30,000 degrees Celsius.How do I calculate that myself

Date: **Fri Oct 12 09:07:09 2007**

Posted by **Gabriel**

Grade level: **undergrad**
School: **Millennium Library**

City: **Winnipeg** State/Province: **Manitoba**
Country: **Canada**

Area of science: **Earth Sciences**

ID: **1192205229.Es**

**Message:**

I was looking at The compact NASA Atlas of the Solar System [Ronald Greeley &
Rayond Batson, Cambridge press. 523.2 GRE], and it says that Jupiters core is
thirty thousand degrees Celcius. I understand why temperature increases with
pressure, atomically, but I'm having trouble finding the mathematical
realationship for this. When I try to rearrange the gas law formula to figure
out how NASA got a core temperature of 30,000 degrees Celsius I got something
less than half that. If I were to take the mass of Jupiter and that temperature
I could get a ratio but I doubt that it is a linear relationship. Can you
explain the math that allows us to know how 30,000 degrees Celsius is the core
temperature for Jupiter, how it was calculated, assuming 100% Hydrogen (which I
know it isn't) for simplicity, so that I can apply this formula to any mass gas
giant to get a rough idea of core and surface temperatures. Thanks.

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