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There has been significant progress in simulating exoplanet interiors in the past decade. With the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system in the last few years, there have been many publications presenting models to best characterize specific aspects of exoplanets in study. However, with more parameters and considerations for different characteristics of an exoplanet there will be a need to represent many findings into a comprehensive model in the future. We extend the capabilities of MAGRATHEA from a planet interior solver to start incorporating multi-faceted functions starting with generating 3-D terrestrial planetary visualizations using a 3-D open-source computer graphic software called Blender.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Extrasolar planets; Models and modelmaking; Visual communication
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Graphic Design | Instrumentation
Benally, Tristan and Rice, David, "3-D Visualizations of Terrestial Exoplanet Interiors Generated with MAGRATHEA in Blender" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 154.
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Faculty Mentor: Jason Steffen