Radius and Structure Models of the First Super-Earth Planet

  title={Radius and Structure Models of the First Super-Earth Planet},
  author={D. Valencia and D. Sasselov and Rirchard J. O'Connell Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
With improving methods and surveys, the young field of extrasolar planet studies has recently expanded into a qualitatively new domain—terrestrial (mostly rocky) planets. The first such planets were discovered during the past year and a half, judging by their measured masses of less than 10 M⊕ ("super-Earths"). They are introducing a novel physical regime that has not been explored before, as such planets do not exist in our solar system. Their compositions can be completely terrestrial, or… Expand

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