The Sludge Giant?

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The Sludge Giant?

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A recent study of Saturn's gravitational effect on its C Ring indicates that the planet's core is "fuzzy", made up of a mixture of 17 Earth masses of rock and ice mixed up with more than twice as much hydrogen and helium. This apparently makes for a core that is spread out across 60% of Saturn's diameter. So, do we have a gas giant in Jupiter, ice giants in Uranus and Neptune, and a sludge giant in Saturn? Bob
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