Why is Jupiter shrinking?

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Why is Jupiter shrinking?

Post by ronbarak »

  • Is Jupiter losing volume or mass?
  • If yes, why?
  • And, if mass - will the rate of loss allow (at some future point) the asteroid belt to form a planet?
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Re: Why is Jupiter shrinking?

Post by Brian »

Moved to Astrophysics - "The non-amateur stuff" where it seems to fit better.
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