Русский New site

Advanced search

[ New messages · Forum rules · Members ]
Page 1 of 11
Forum » SpaceEngine » Science and Astronomy Discussions » Transition from terrestrial planets to gas giants
Transition from terrestrial planets to gas giants
IrigiDate: Tuesday, 10.03.2015, 18:29 | Message # 1
Observer
Group: Users
Czech Republic
Messages: 18
Status: Offline
Just today, I found a very interesting blog about astrobiology, http://www.drewexmachina.com/ . One article particularly caught my attention. It is a review of a journal article, where a Bayesian statistical analysis of the Kepler data was performed. One of the main conclusions is that transition between a terrestrial planet and a small gas giant occurs approximately at radius 1.5x the radius of Earth. Around this limit, the atmosphere becomes increasingly dense as the gravitation of the planet catches more and more volatiles and the planet becomes a small Neptune. Perhaps some of the facts might be interesting for the SpaceEngine planet generation?

http://www.drewexmachina.com/2014....e-limit

There are other interesting and highly relevant articles. For example a summary of statistics of inclinations in planetary systems of red dwarfs, or an article, in which I found interesting fact that planets with radius greater than 2.5x the Earth radius are quite rare in the red dwarf planetary systems.


Edited by Irigi - Tuesday, 10.03.2015, 19:45
 
Forum » SpaceEngine » Science and Astronomy Discussions » Transition from terrestrial planets to gas giants
Page 1 of 11
Search: