I am wondering, what is the most massive object we know of that does not have a degenerate core, and what is the least massive object that does have a degenerate code? We know that Jupiter has a core that is obviously degenerate. A quick Google search shows that Saturn is indeed degenerate, and is on the low end of electron-degeneracy. Are there any lesser-mass degenerate objects there, and what is the approximate boundary for electron-degenerate and non-degenerate matter?

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    $\begingroup$ Rob's answer here astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/15043/… may help. $\endgroup$ – James K Feb 20 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ @JamesK Yes, it does, but just a little bit. I'll probably need more information than that though, perhaps a straightforward answer would do :) $\endgroup$ – fasterthanlight Feb 20 at 19:12
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    $\begingroup$ A piece of metal is electron-degenerate matter. It really isn't clear how you can define a lower limit. $\endgroup$ – ProfRob Feb 20 at 23:23

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