A4_1 It's a-me Density!

Claire Sullivan, Jonathan Sallabank, Adam Higgins, Alex Foden


This paper considers the composition of small scale planets as seen in the video game Super Mario Galaxy. With an approximate radius for these planets set at 50m, the required density to maintain Earth-like surface gravity is calculated and compared to known super-dense structures such as white-dwarfs. The stability of such a planet is then discussed and it is concluded that it would likely explode due to the severe imbalance of gravitational pressure to degeneracy and coulomb pressures.

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