Title

Strange Xenon in Jupiter

Abstract

Jupiter's helium-rich atmosphere contains xenon with excess 136Xe and the ratio of r-products more closely resembles 'strange' xenon (Xe-X, alias Xe-HL) seen in carbonaceous chondrites than xenon seen in the solar wind (SW- Xe). The linkage of primordial helium with Xe-X, as seen on a microscopic scale in meteorites, apparently extended across planetary distances in the solar nebula, This is expected if the solar system acquired its present chemical and isotopic diversity directly from debris of the star that produced our elements.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Helium; Radioisotope; Xenon; Astronomy; Atmosphere; Cosmological Phenomena; Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

02365731

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1998 Akadémiai Kiadó, All rights reserved.


Share

 
COinS