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  1. #1 slow moving heavy gas? 
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    I am looking for something gas like, but water like too. You see here the bottom of a page which has been worn, it reminds me of the gas on the plant Jupiter, the bottom has a sort of rippling gas like texture to it and I was hoping that someone could point me to something which I could use as a background:

    http://cl.ly/14e1fab775f5f5f90694


    If you imagine a heavy gas that sinks to the bottom in a watery like solution and slowly moves and forms, if thats possible then you'll get the idea of what I mean.

    http://new.math.uiuc.edu/MA198-2008/...er_surface.jpg

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    I have seen a demonstration in which sulfur hexafluoride was put into a container, and a little boat floated on top of it. It's a gas, but heavier than air so it will fill containers. And it's colorless, so you can't really see what the boat is floating on, so it's pretty cool.


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  4. #3 Planetary gas formation? 
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    Thanks for the info, well that's from our perspective as humans, things in front of us. Maybe I should focus on planetary gas formation?
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    oh, sorry. I guess I didn't really get what you were looking for. And I'm still not sure, actually. What's the motivation for your question?
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  6. #5 explination 
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    Well I need a background picture, that's basically it. The one I have is too small and I thought I'd recreate my own anyway, however the style I have is what I would like. So I was just describing what it looks like.

    Its an old piece of artwork and so its aged, with the edge at the bottom worn to look like the swirls of gas clouds on Jupiter, its blue also, so not the same. The whole thing looked to me like a watery gas swirling and so I thought I'd pop to a scientific forum to see if anybody knew of an experiment that would look like that.

    I'm sure there is, but I'm probably not describing it properly. Here I've uploaded more of the image:

    http://cl.ly/924ad5145f5e919eb087


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