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Q: How does hydrogen turn into a metal? A: Hang on a second, I need to train my AI supercomputer first


Small niggle

Under extreme pressures and high enough temperatures – such as in the cores of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – hydrogen enters a strange phase

Small niggle here; Uranus and Neptune are too small to have metallic hydrogen in their cores - the pressures are simply not high enough. Saturn is probably large enough for a small metallic hydrogen core, although some models say otherwise.

It should also be mentioned that metallic hydrogen has been created on Earth using a diamond anvil, albeit for only a few milliseconds. However the continuous state change from a non-metallic to a metallic state has already been observed.

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