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