12.425 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate

Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques

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Lecture summary, written by a student. The focus of this lecture is to review the concepts related to planet interior compositions, discuss the ambiguities associated with predicting planetary and exo-planetary internal structure. A second goal is to understand the uncertainties in these predictions based on two assumptions: the body has a uniform material phase; the body has a uniform temperature.

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Fall 2007
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