Cores and luminous giant planets

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Cores and luminous giant planets

Post by Lazarus on 26th June 2013, 2:40 pm

Luminosity of young Jupiters revisited. Massive cores make hot planets
http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.5746

Increased core mass can lead to increased luminosity of young giant planets. Interpretation of the masses of imaged giant planets (HR 8799 and Beta Pictoris, I'm looking at YOU!) just became more complicated...
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