Comparative models of Uranus and Neptune

M. Podolak, A. Weizman, M. Marley

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Abstract

Models of Uranus and Neptune are computed based on the assumption that these planets consist of three layers: a rock core, an ice shell, and an atmosphere. Uranus models require that the ice shell have a density some 10% lower than the canonical density for an ice mixture. Two Neptune models are found, one with the canonical density in the ice shell, and one with a density 20% lower. The implications of these models are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1517-1522
Number of pages6
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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