A POSSIBLE CARBON-RICH INTERIOR IN SUPER-EARTH 55 Cancri e

@article{Madhusudhan2012APC,
  title={A POSSIBLE CARBON-RICH INTERIOR IN SUPER-EARTH 55 Cancri e},
  author={N. Madhusudhan and K. Lee and O. Mousis},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={759}
}
  • N. Madhusudhan, K. Lee, O. Mousis
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Terrestrial planets in the solar system, such as the Earth, are oxygen-rich, with silicates and iron being the most common minerals in their interiors. However, the true chemical diversity of rocky planets orbiting other stars is yet unknown. Mass and radius measurements are used to constrain the interior compositions of super-Earths (exoplanets with masses of 1–10 M⊕), and are typically interpreted with planetary interior models that assume Earth-centric oxygen-rich compositions. Using such… CONTINUE READING
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