Skip to comments.Defining the Structure of Exoplanets
Posted on 02/15/2012 6:28:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv
|This artist's impression shows the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b passing in front of its faint red parent star. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada
||There are many models predicting the potential sizes and locations for Earth-like planets. The new equation-of-state work performed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and their collaborators will help interpret the structure of exoplanets. Image Credit: Marc Kuchner/NASA GSFC
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I was reading up on this. As a planet goes through the universe and collects hydrogen, it moves from a rocky core to a gaseous planet.
Some scientists think that, if a planet becomes gaseous enough, it can eventually become a star.
Not Europa, though. All the other ones are ours but we should attempt no landing on Europa.
Poole did get to Europa in 3001 but it didn’t turn out so hot for him.
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Posted on 02/25/2012 4:22:01 PM PST by KevinDavis
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