THE INTERIORS OF GIANT PLANETS: Models and Outstanding Questions

@article{Guillot2001THEIO,
  title={THE INTERIORS OF GIANT PLANETS: Models and Outstanding Questions},
  author={Tristan Guillot},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={33},
  pages={493-530}
}
  • T. Guillot
  • Published 19 November 2001
  • Physics, Geology
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
▪ Abstract We know that giant planets played a crucial role in the making of our Solar System. The discovery of giant planets orbiting other stars is a formidable opportunity to learn more about these objects, what their composition is, how various processes influence their structure and evolution, and most importantly how they form. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune can be studied in detail, mostly from close spacecraft flybys. We can infer that they are all enriched in heavy elements… 

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