Smashing up super-Earths

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Smashing up super-Earths

Post by Lazarus on 3rd July 2009, 5:55 pm

Collisional Stripping and Disruption of Super-Earths

Simulations of what happens in the late stages of terrestrial planet formation, to see what happens to the bulk composition of the planet when you hit it with another planet. Apparently making super-Mercuries is quite difficult.
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Re: Smashing up super-Earths

Post by Lazarus on 3rd March 2010, 3:02 pm

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Considering what is the realistic maximum for mantle depletion on super-Earths of various masses.
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