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Table 3

Heavy element content for Jupiter and Saturn inferred from the various models consistent with the observational constraints within the quoted observational uncertainties.

Jupiter Saturn

Region Amount of heavy elements (M ⊕ )
Homogeneous model
Envelope 36 4.7
Core 3.9 25.6
Total 40 30.3
Semiconvective models
Envelope 41–63.5 10–36
Core 0–0.5 10–21
Total 41–63 26–50

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