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What is hydrostatic equilibrium?

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Hydrostatic equilibrium occurs when compression, due to gravity, is balanced by a pressure gradient, which creates a force in the opposite direction. A bit like blowing a balloon up, the inward pressure is counteracted by the external pressure of the
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