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Stardust in the deep interior of low-mass planets

The behaviour of minerals under high pressure affects the bulk properties of exoplanets and planets with rocky components, possibly influencing their observable radii. Obtaining a wide range of experimental data is key to understanding observations and informing planetary interior models.

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Fig. 1: Illustration of water–rock miscibility in low-mass planets.


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Nettelmann, N. Stardust in the deep interior of low-mass planets. Nat Astron 5, 744–745 (2021).

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