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Exoplanets are often modeled with fully-differentiated layers of iron, silicates, water, and gas. The large pressure and temperature ranges within each layer results in changes of phase and mineral equilibrium. MAGRATHEA is an open-course planet interior structure code with a large library of equations of state for planet building materials. This allows for the user to build detailed planet models and test differing measurements of the equation of state. We extend MAGRATHEA's library to include upper-mantle materials and various phases of iron cores. We show the impact of these materials on the characterization of rocky planet interiors.
Astrophysics and Astronomy
Chaleunsouck, Rosalie and Benally, Tristan, "Expanding the Library of Planet Building Materials in Magrathea" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 112.
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