Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Ironing out the interiors of exoplanets

Newswise imageLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have used lasers at the National Ignition Facility to experimentally determine the high-pressure melting curve and structural properties of pure iron up to 1,000 GPa (nearly 10,000,000 atmospheres), three times the pressure of Earth's inner core and nearly four times greater pressure than any previous experiments to model the interior structure and dynamics of expolanets.