The term "gas giant" for jupiter and similar planets always seemed a bit odd to me. Afterall they are mostly just gigantic balls of liquid for the most part and only a small outer atmosphere is gas. I mean sure the atmosphere is thicker than much smaller planets but its still made up of mostly liquid.


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@freemo To be fair, Earth is about 2/3rd liquid (and we're not talking about the water on the surface), and yet we still call it 'Earth' anyway. So Jupiter gets a free pass on the gas giant thing!

@freemo I'm talking about the stuff below the crust.

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If I understand the Wikipedia article correctly, in astronomy gas is refering to the specific elements the planets are made up of and not the physical state of those elements. Same with the "ices" that the ice giants are made of.

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