Is Jupiter’s core liquifying?

Jupiter, with the moon Ganymede peeking out from behind. Credit: NASA/ESA/E. Karkoschka (U. Arizona)

Jupiter, the largest and most massive planet in our solar system, may be its own worst enemy. It turns out that its central core may in fact be self-destructing, gradually liquifying and dissolving over time. This implies it was previously larger than it is now, and may dissolve altogether at some point in the future. Will Jupiter eventually destroy itself completely? No, probably not, but it may lose its heart…

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