Emergence of two types of terrestrial planet on solidification of magma ocean

@article{Hamano2013EmergenceOT,
  title={Emergence of two types of terrestrial planet on solidification of magma ocean},
  author={Keiko Hamano and Yutaka Abe and Hidenori Genda},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={497},
  pages={607-610}
}
Understanding the origins of the diversity in terrestrial planets is a fundamental goal in Earth and planetary sciences. In the Solar System, Venus has a similar size and bulk composition to those of Earth, but it lacks water. Because a richer variety of exoplanets is expected to be discovered, prediction of their atmospheres and surface environments requires a general framework for planetary evolution. Here we show that terrestrial planets can be divided into two distinct types on the basis of… 
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