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The Structure and Composition of Uranus and NeptuneUranus and Neptune form a special class of planetary objects; intermediate in mass and composition between the giant Hydrogen-rich planets, Jupiter and Saturn, and the small, rocky terrestrial planets. Their structure and composition are not only of intrinsic importance, but also should provide information as to the nature of the protoplanetary nebula and the processes of planetary formation. A detailed set of theoretical models of these planets within the framework of two and three shell models was constructed. The ratio of ice to rock (1/r) is varied. The three shell model fits the data on the two planets best.
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Reynolds, R. T.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Podolak, M.
(Tel-Aviv Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
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Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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