Would a planet that's made entirely of hydrogen be transparent? If not, what color would it be?
- Ronald 7Lv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
Something like Jupiter
But the pressure increases the deeper you go down
This causes the Hydrogen to change State
Deeper in Jupiter you get Metalic Liquid Hydrogen
Jupiter's core is so dense, it is highly radioactive
Free hydrogen in our Atmosphere like most ot he gases is transperant
- Thomas ELv 61 year ago
Whatever color it is, don't light a match with Oxygen nearby!!
- 1 year ago
Jupiter is mostly Hydrogen, can you look through it?
Smaller planets cannot exist of hydrogen because they lack the mass to maintain the hydrogen. Only bigger gas planets can, but they compress the gas so severely that it will turn metallic.
Now you could ask a new question: Would Metallic Hydrogen be transparent?
Would be a difficult one because for what I know, nobody on Earth has ever been able to make metallic hydrogen. The pressure and energy needed to do so are mind boggling.
- CarolOklaNolaLv 71 year ago
Planets CANNOT be made entirely of hydrogen. ALL planets have rocky rocky cores, including gas AND ice giant planets. There HAS to rock to ANCHOR all that gas, or the solar or stellar wind of the star will dissipate that gas.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- Anonymous1 year ago
depends on weather the surface is burning or not.