Meteorites: A Petrologic, Chemical and Isotopic Synthesis

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 29, 2007 - Science - 506 pages
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Meteorite research is fundamental to our understanding of the origin and early history of the Solar System. Some meteorites were produced by melting on asteroids, a few are from the Moon and others are martian. Their study yields a chronology of the first 100 million years of Solar System history and provides evidence that our Sun went through a highly radiative, T Tauri stage. This book considers the mechanism and timing of core formation and basaltic volcanism on asteroids and the effects of heating water-rich bodies. Results from meteorite research are placed in a galactic setting, and a theory is proposed for the origin of the planets of our Solar System. This advanced yet succinct introduction provides a classification of meteorites and discusses their ages and origin. It will be valuable to graduate students and scientists in astrophysics, space research, cosmochemistry, geochemistry, isotope geology and earth and planetary sciences.
  

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Page 461 - LARIMER JW and ANDERS E. (1970) Chemical fractionations in meteorites III. Major element fractionations in chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 34, 367-388.
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Robert Hutchison was a retired research scientist and curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum, London, prior to his death in 2007.

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