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Icy Satellites: Interior Structure, Dynamics, and Evolution  

Francis Nimmo

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Jun 2018
This article consists of three sections. The first discusses how we determine satellite internal structures and what we know about them. The primary probes of internal structure are ... More

The Interiors of Jupiter and Saturn  

Ravit Helled

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Jun 2019
Probing the interiors of the gaseous giant planets in our solar system is not an easy task. It requires a set of accurate measurements combined with theoretical models that are used to ... More

Mantle Convection in Terrestrial Planets  

Elvira Mulyukova and David Bercovici

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Mar 2020
All the rocky planets in our solar system, including the Earth, initially formed much hotter than their surroundings and have since been cooling to space for billions of years. The ... More

Planetary Magnetic Fields and Dynamos  

Ulrich R. Christensen

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Oct 2019
Since 1973 space missions carrying vector magnetometers have shown that most, but not all, solar system planets have a global magnetic field of internal origin. They have also revealed a ... More

Tectonism of Mercury  

Paul K. Byrne

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May 2019
Mercury, like its inner Solar System planetary neighbors Venus, Mars, and the Moon, shows no evidence of having ever undergone plate tectonics. Nonetheless, the innermost planet boasts a ... More