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planet structure

(internal structure of planets)

Planets have structure that can be modeled similar to stellar structure. Some of the same equations are appropriate and useful. Among the other factors:

Gas giants in some ways present a more star-like model but have their own specific characteristics.


(planets,models)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structure_of_the_Earth
https://arxiv.org/abs/0911.3154
http://shadow.eas.gatech.edu/~cpaty/courses/PhysicsPlanets2013/PhysicsPlanets2013/Notes_files/Lecture35.pdf

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