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I Exoplanet climate

  1. Oct 31, 2016 #1
    Is it possible for planets to have multiple liquid layers? Like a ocean made of water, with an ocean within, consisting of a heavier liquid. And could it have a sirculation, as water does on Earth?
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  3. Oct 31, 2016 #2
    Absolutely. It all depends on the pressure and temperature. As the Phase Diagram of Water below indicates:

  4. Oct 31, 2016 #3
    Earth does. It has molten rock layer.
  5. Oct 31, 2016 #4
    Earth even has lakes and rivers of brine deep under miles of ocean.

    The gas giants should have multiple layers. Jupiter certainly does.
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