Interior Structure of Neptune: Comparison with Uranus

  title={Interior Structure of Neptune: Comparison with Uranus},
  author={W. Hubbard and W. Nellis and A. C. Mitchell and N. Holmes and S. S. Limaye and P. Mccandless},
  pages={648 - 651}
  • W. Hubbard, W. Nellis, +3 authors P. Mccandless
  • Published 1991
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Measurements of rotation rates and gravitational harmonics of Neptune made with the Voyager 2 spacecraft allow tighter constraints on models of the planet's interior. Shock measurements of material that may match the composition of Neptune, the so-calied planetary ``ice,'' have been carried out to pressures exceeding 200 gigapascals (2 megabars). Comparison of shock data with inferred pressure-density profiles for both Uranus and Neptune shows substantial similarity through most of the mass of… CONTINUE READING
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