A diffuse core in Saturn revealed by ring seismology

  title={A diffuse core in Saturn revealed by ring seismology},
  author={Christopher R. Mankovich and Jim Fuller},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
The best constraints on the internal structures of giant planets have historically come from measurements of their gravity fields[1, 2, 31]. These gravity data are inherently mostly sensitive to a planet’s outer regions, providing only loose constraints on the deep interiors of Jupiter[2, 4, 2] and Saturn[6, 7]. This fundamental limitation stymies efforts to measure the mass and compactness of these planets’ cores, crucial properties for understanding their formation pathways and evolution[8, 9… 

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