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Fig. 3


Tidal heat flux map (in W m−2) as a function of semi-major axis (X axis) and eccentricity (Y axis) for planets with the Earth mass and radius. The dissipation efficiency is assumed to be one tenth of the Earth one to account for the dissipation in the mantle only. The tidal flux scales linearly with this parameter. This value can, however, easily change by orders of magnitude with the internal structure of each planet. This map should thus serve as a rough guide only.

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