A DEFINITION FOR GIANT PLANETS BASED ON THE MASS–DENSITY RELATIONSHIP

@article{Rauer2015ADF,
  title={A DEFINITION FOR GIANT PLANETS BASED ON THE MASS–DENSITY RELATIONSHIP},
  author={Artie P. Hatzes Heike Rauer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={810}
}
  • Artie P. Hatzes Heike Rauer
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present the mass–density relationship (log M − log ρ) for objects with masses ranging from planets (M ≈ 0.01 MJup) to stars (M > 0.08 M⊙). This relationship shows three distinct regions separated by a change in slope in the log M − log ρ plane. In particular, objects with masses in the range 0.3 MJup–60 MJup follow a tight linear relationship with no distinguishing feature to separate the low-mass end (giant planets) from the high-mass end (brown dwarfs). We propose a new definition of giant… CONTINUE READING
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