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Mass–radius curve for extrasolar Earth-like planets and ocean planets
Abstract By comparison with the Earth-like planets and the large icy satellites of the Solar System, one can model the internal structure of extrasolar planets. The input parameters are the
Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission VIII. CoRoT-7b: the first Super-Earth with measured radius
Aims. We report the discovery of very shallow (ΔF/F ≈ 3.4× 10 −4 ), periodic dips in the light curve of an active V = 11.7 G9V star observed by the CoRoT satellite, which we interpret as caused by a
A Study of the Accuracy of Mass-Radius Relationships for Silicate-Rich and Ice-Rich Planets up to 100 Earth Masses
A mass-radius relationship is proposed for solid planets and solid cores ranging from 1 to 100 Earth-mass planets. It relies on the assumption that solid spheres are composed of iron and silicates,
Thermal convection in a volumetrically heated, infinite Prandtl number fluid with strongly temperature‐dependent viscosity: Implications for planetary thermal evolution
Parameterized models of the thermal evolution of planets are usually based on the assumption that the lithosphere-convecting mantle boundary can be defined by an isotherm at a temperature below which
JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): An ESA mission to orbit Ganymede and to characterise the Jupiter system
Past exploration of Jupiter's diverse satellite system has forever changed our understanding of the unique environments to be found around gas giants, both in our solar system and beyond. The
Titan's internal structure inferred from a coupled thermal-orbital model
Through coupled thermal and orbital calculations including a full description of tidal dissipation, heat transfer and the H 2O–NH3 phase diagram, we propose a model for the internal structure and
On the internal structure and dynamics of Titan
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to study the evolution of Titan from the primordial core overturn to the present, and to investigate the possible existence of both a deep liquid layer and an
The extreme physical properties of the CoRoT-7b super-Earth
► Here, we discuss the extreme physical properties possible for the first characterized rocky super-Earth, CoRoT-7b ( = 1.58 , = 5.7 ). ► We make the working hypothesis that the planet is rocky with
Thermodynamic model for water and high-pressure ices up to 2.2 GPa and down to the metastable domain.
A thermodynamic model of the properties of liquid water and ices I, III, V, and VI that can be used in the ranges of 0-2200 MPa and 180-360 K, the first to be applicable to all H(2)O phases in these wide ranges, which exceed the stability domain of all phases.
The Cooling Rate of a Liquid Shell in Titan's Interior
Models describing the evolution of the primordial liquid layer in Titan's interior are presented using parameterized models. These models incorporate recent experimental data on the ammonia water