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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-20-93

Published in Applied Mathematical Sciences, 2020, Vol. 14, No. 15, pp. 711-715.


Latest, most accurate measurements of the depth of the Mars's core-mantle boundary shows that the ratio between this depth and Mars's radius is the same as for the Earth -- and with new measurements, this coincidence has become statistically significance. This coincidence seems to confirm a simple scale-invariant model in which for planets of Earth-Mars type, this depth is proportional to the planet's radius. Of course, we need more observations to confirm this model, but the fact that, for the first time, we got a statistically significant confirmation, is encouraging: it makes us believe that this coincidence is not accidental.