Chondrules and the Protoplanetary Disk

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 20, 1996 - Science - 346 pages
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This book is the first comprehensive review of chondrules and their origins since a consensus developed that they were made in the disk of gas and solids that formed the Sun and planets 4.5 billion years ago. Fifty scientists from assorted disciplines have collaborated to review how chondrules could have formed in the protoplanetary disk. When and where in the disk did they form? What were they made from and how fast were they heated and cooled? What provided the energy to melt chondrules--nebular shock waves, lightning discharges, protostellar jets? Following an exciting international conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the latest answers to these questions are presented in thirty-four articles, which will appeal to researchers in planetary science and meteoritics.
 

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Contents

List of Authors ix 10 Formation of chondrules and chondrites in
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HEATING COOLING
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Bischoff
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Kitamura M
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Astronomical observations of phenomena in and incomplete melting
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Potential experimental data
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Large scale processes in the solar nebula 29 and its possible relationship to chondrules
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A E Rubin and A N Krot
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A dynamic crystallization model for chondrule
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Constraints
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Opensystem behaviour during chondrule
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Models for multiple heating mechanisms
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The protostellar jet model of chondrule formation
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Collision of icy and slightly differentiated bodies
319
Glossary
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Turbulence chondrules and planetesimals 35 16 Constraints on chondrite agglomeration from
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Unresolved issues in the formation of chondrules chondrule recycling
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Rhian E. Jones lives in London where she writes on history, politics, popular culture and the places where they intersect.

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