Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 307, Issue 1–3, pp 279–283 | Cite as

The Structure of Jupiter, Saturn, and Exoplanets: Key Questions for High-Pressure Experiments

  • Jonathan J. FortneyEmail author
Original Article


We give an overview of our current understanding of the structure of gas giant planets, from Jupiter and Saturn to extrasolar giant planets. We focus on addressing what high-pressure laboratory experiments on hydrogen and helium can help to elucidate about the structure of these planets.


Planetary systems Jupiter Saturn 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Science and Astrobiology DivisionNASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldCAUSA

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