Mass-Radius Relationships for Solid Exoplanets

@article{Seager2007MassRadiusRF,
  title={Mass-Radius Relationships for Solid Exoplanets},
  author={S. Seager and M. Kuchner and C. Hier-Majumder and B. Militzer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={669},
  pages={1279-1297}
}
  • S. Seager, M. Kuchner, +1 author B. Militzer
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We use new interior models of cold planets to investigate the mass-radius relationships of solid exoplanets, considering planets made primarily of iron, silicates, water, and carbon compounds. We find that the mass-radius relationships for cold terrestrial mass planets of all compositions we considered follow a generic functional form that is not a simple power law: log10 Rs = k1 + log10(Ms) - k2M for up to Mp ≈ 20 M⊕, where Ms and Rs are scaled mass and radius values. This functional form… CONTINUE READING
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