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Earth-like planets have Earth-like interiors

Every school kid learns the basic Structure of Earth: a thin outer crust, a thick mantle, and a Mars-sized core. But is this structure universal? Will rocky exoplanets orbiting other stars have the same three layers? New research suggests that the answer is yes -- they will have interiors very similar to Earth. This artist's illustration compares the interior structures of Earth (left) with the exoplanet  Kepler-93b (right),...

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