The liquid state dominates terrestrial and planetary processes. The history of the early solar system for example involved the accretion of primarily molten bodies. In cooler temperature regimes, interplanetary dust, comets and the moons and planets in the outer part of the solar system are dominated by ices which may be present in liquid or amorphous forms (Cernicharo and Crovisier 2005; Porco et al. 2005a,b). The interior of the Earth and terrestrial planets are dominated by magnesium silicate minerals, a reflection of separation of iron dominated liquids from chondrite composition planetesimals (Poirier 2000)....

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