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Structure and composition of transiting super-Earths

Wagner, F.W. and Sohl, F. and Rauer, H. (2011) Structure and composition of transiting super-Earths. Plato Science Conference, 2011-02-24 - 2011-02-25, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

The discovery of rocky exoplanets relies on current detection limits of ground-based observational methods. Structural models of solid exoplanet interiors are constructed by using equations of state for the radial density distribution, which are compliant with the thermodynamics of the high-pressure limit. The modeling results imply that mass-radius relationships are robust and can be used to classify low-mass exoplanets such as CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b in terms of their bulk compositions.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Structure and composition of transiting super-Earths
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wagner, F.W.frank.wagner@dlr.de
Sohl, F.frank.sohl@dlr.de
Rauer, H.heike.rauer@dlr.de
Date:February 2011
Status:Published
Keywords:Mass-radius relationships, exoplanets, super-Earths, CoRoT-7b, Kepler-10b
Event Title:Plato Science Conference
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2011-02-24 - 2011-02-25
Organizer:TU Berlin
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Extrasolare Planeten (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research > Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres
Deposited By: Frank Sohl
Deposited On:10 May 2011 13:46
Last Modified:10 May 2011 13:46

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