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Irradiated Ocean Planets Bridge Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Populations

13 Jul 2020, 16:00 UTC
Irradiated Ocean Planets Bridge Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Populations
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Olivier Mousis et al 2020 ApJL 896 L22
New models suggest that some sub-Neptune planets may just be water-rich super-Earths; their large radii could be caused by the inflation of supercritical water envelopes by irradiation combined with the greenhouse effect.

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