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Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

Re: Jupiter's magnetic fields

Referring to Jupiter's hydrogen core as a metal is not jargon. The pressure at Jupiter's core is *extremely* high, and under high enough pressures the hydrogen behaves as a metal by the usual chemistry standards. I can assure you astronomers don't consider hydrogen to be a metal, only high-pressure metallic hydrogen.

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