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The PLATO 2.0 mission
PLATO 2.0 has recently been selected for ESA’s M3 launch opportunity (2022/24). Providing accurate key planet parameters (radius, mass, density and age) in statistical numbers, it addresses
The interior structure of Mars: Implications from SNC meteorites
Two end-member models of Mars' present interior structure are presented: the first model is optimized to satisfy the geochemical data derived from the SNC meteorites in terms of the bulk chondritic
Implications from Galileo Observations on the Interior Structure and Chemistry of the Galilean Satellites
Abstract Data from the recent gravity measurements by the Galileo mission are used to construct wide ranges of interior structure and composition models for the Galilean satellites of Jupiter. These
Interior structure models and tidal Love numbers of Titan
[1] Interior models of a differentiated Titan with an internal ammonia-water ocean and chondritic radiogenic heat production in an undifferentiated rock + iron core have been calculated. We assume
Geophysical constraints on the composition and structure of the Martian interior
[1] Most recent Martian interior structure models are based on the planet's polar moment of inertia C, although the mean moment of inertia I is required for constructing spherically symmetric models
Tidal Dissipation on Titan
Abstract Tidal dissipation may constrain the nature of the surface and interior of Titan. Provided the surface of Titan is covered by satellite-wide hydrocarbon seas and oceans, the solid body of
Rocky super-Earth interiors. Structure and internal dynamics of CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b
Aims. We present interior structure models of the recently discovered exoplanets CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b addressing their bulk compositions, present thermal states, and internal dynamics. We
Long-Term Evolution of the Martian Crust-Mantle System
Lacking plate tectonics and crustal recycling, the long-term evolution of the crust-mantle system of Mars is driven by mantle convection, partial melting, and silicate differentiation. Volcanic