The hydrostatic equilibrium and its implications on the mechanical properties of planets

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P. BALDI
M. CAPUTO

Abstract

Under the hypothesis of hydrostatic equilibrium the
planets of the solar system are represented on the plane (J"2, w2 a?/MG)
(J2 = second term of the gravitational potential, w = rotation rate of the
planet, a — equatorial radius, M — mass of the planet, G = gravitational
constant). Since the points representing the planets lie on a straight line
it is possible to obtain informations on the giration moment and the moment
of inertia of Uranus and Pluto.

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BALDI P, CAPUTO M. The hydrostatic equilibrium and its implications on the mechanical properties of planets. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 1974Nov.25 [cited 2021Dec.9];27(1-2):235-44. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/4922
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