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PostSubject: Does it rain ammonia, methane, ethane in gas giant atmospheres?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:39 am

I know there's a "hydrological" cycle on Titan, but are there rainstorms in the clouds of the gas giants raining down NH3, CH4, etc et al, as well as H20? I imagine some regions may precipitate a mix of these compounds, whereas in others it only rains one of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Does it rain ammonia, methane, ethane in gas giant atmospheres?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:42 am

I don't see why this wouldn't happen in any atmosphere where composition, pressure, and temperature would allow such reactions.
After all, Jupiter and Saturn have cloud layers of differing compositions at various altitudes, and on hot jupiters it's been speculated that even silicate "clouds" and "rains" are possible.

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PostSubject: Re: Does it rain ammonia, methane, ethane in gas giant atmospheres?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:43 am

Some scientists even suppose there might be helium rain in Jupiter and Saturn.
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