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What is the core of Saturn?
Also question is, what is the core of Saturn made of?
It is made up of 94% hydrogen, 6% helium and small amounts of methane and ammonia. Hydrogen and helium are what most stars are made of. It is thought that there might be a molten, rocky core about the size of Earth deep within Saturn.
Secondly, what is the temperature of Saturn's core? Saturn's interior is hot! At the core, the temperature is at least 15,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hotter than the surface of the Sun!
Hereof, what does the core of Saturn look like?
Like Jupiter, Saturn is suspected to have a rocky core surrounded by hydrogen and helium. However, the question of how solid the core might be is still up for debate. Though composed of rocky material, the core itself may be liquid. Research suggests that Saturn's rocky core is between 9 to 22 times the mass of Earth.
Do Jupiter and Saturn have solid cores?
Though the issue isn't entirely settled, most astronomers believe that there is a solid core of heavy elements at the center of both Jupiter and Saturn — and most other gas giants as well. This ball is not unlike the Earth itself, though denser, and with a truly nasty surrounding atmosphere.