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The Planets in the Solar-System: A Test Case For Understanding Extrasolar Planets

TYPEAstrophysics Seminar
Speaker:Ravit Helled
Organizer:Hagai Perets
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow 620
Abstract:The discovery of hundreds of planets outside the solar-system opens an
opportunity to learn about planets as a class. In order to gain a better understanding
of the formation mechanism and interior structure of extrasolar planets, we must apply and further develop
our knowledge of the solar-system planets. I will briefly describe how planetary interiors are modeled, and
will present interior models of the four outer planets, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and
Neptune. The main uncertainties in planetary composition and interior
structure will be summarized. New results, the connection to extrasolar
planets and planet formation, open questions, and future investigations will be presented.