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ExoPlex: A New Python Library for Detailed Modeling of Rocky Exoplanet Internal Structure and Mineralogy

Abstract The pace of exoplanet discoveries has rapidly accelerated in the past few decades and the number of planets with measured mass and radius is expected to pick up in the coming years. Many more planets with a size similar to earth are expected to be found. Currently, software for characterizing rocky planet interiors is lacking. There is no doubt that a planet’s interior plays a key role in determining surface conditions including atmosphere composition and land area. Comparing data with diagrams of mass vs. radius for terrestrial planets provides only a first-order estimate of the internal structure and composition of planets [e.g. Seager et al 2007]. This thesis will present a new Python library, ExoPlex, which has routines to create a for... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Lorenzo Jr., Alejandro Miguel (Author) / Desch, Steven (Advisor) / Shim, Dan S.-H. (Committee member) / Line, Michael (Committee member) / Li, Mingming (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Astrophysics / Planetology / Geophysics / computational modeling / exoplanets / planetary science / rocky exooplanets
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Astrophysics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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