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Planets

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics, volume 1)

Abstract

In planets the gravitational potential energy is comparable to the electrostatic potential energy. The central star sends energy and information to the planets around it determining thus their temperature and some of the other conditions necessary for the rocky planets to be candidate cradles of life.

Keywords

Mountains Temperature Winds Pressure 

Copyright information

© Eleftherios N. Economou 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Crete, FORTH IESLIraklionGreece

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