I've always had a nagging question in the back of my mind about Jupiter...
I know it's a gas planet.. but it has a rocky core. I guess i'm a little confused by the gas nature of a planet. when i hear gas i think something like air, or helium, clouds and steam.
It seems obvious that jupiter is a bid thicker than steam and air, but is the gas on jupiter comperable to those kinds of gasses?
If i was to skydive on jupiter (ignoring stuff like.. you know, DEATH) would i freefall through layers and layers of gassy clouds till i impacted on the solid core? or would i splash down into something like a recognisable ocean? compressed gass maybe.
its hard for me to imagine something like the storms on that planet with nothing for them to be on top of.
thanks for the info, basic stuff like this is hard to do a search for so sorry if its been answered before :-)