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    Question Over what range of distances from the Sun would you expect to find light gases, like

    At temperatures hotter than the freezing point of water, light gases, like hydrogen and
    helium, likely had too much energy to condense together to form the large, gas-giant, Jovian
    planets.
    Over what range of distances from the Sun would you expect to find light gases, like
    hydrogen and helium, collecting together to form a Jovian planet?

    A.beyond 50 AU

    B. 0-1 AU

    C. 1-5 AU

    D. 5-50 AU
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjixbunn View Post
    At temperatures hotter than the freezing point of water, light gases, like hydrogen and
    helium, likely had too much energy to condense together to form the large, gas-giant, Jovian
    planets.
    Over what range of distances from the Sun would you expect to find light gases, like
    hydrogen and helium, collecting together to form a Jovian planet?

    A.beyond 50 AU

    B. 0-1 AU

    C. 1-5 AU

    D. 5-50 AU
    What chapter of what type of book (if any) are you getting this problem from? Without context I can't do anything with it.

    I can say this: The lighter gases cannot remain in the Earth's atmosphere for long because at average Earth temperatures the molecules have enough energy to make their average speeds larger than the Earth's escape speed. But how this might affect Jovian planets to be likely at a certain distance from the Sun is beyond me.

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