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Model accounts for scarcity of planets with masses between super-Earths and mini-Neptunes — ScienceDaily

Model accounts for scarcity of planets with masses between super-Earths and mini-Neptunes — ScienceDaily

A new model that accounts for the interplay of forces acting on newborn planets can explain two puzzling observations that have cropped up repeatedly among the more than 3,800 planetary systems cataloged to date. One puzzle known as the “radius valley” refers to the rarity of exoplanets with a radius about 1.8 times that of […]
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