Title

The Sun's Origin and Composition: Implications from Meteorite Studies

Abstract

Meteorite studies were performed to know about the Sun's origin and composition. In the 1970s meteorite studies indicated the Sun to be a supernova remnant. It was confirmed that iron was the Sun's most abundant element by studying the decay products of short-lived nuclides, nucleogenetic isotopic anomalies in meteorites and evidence of mass separation in the Sun.

Meeting Name

Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (2002: Jul. 29-Aug. 2; Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Cosmic rays; Fission reactions; Iron; Isotopes; Meteorites; Planets; Mass separation; Sun

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

03796566

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 European Space Agency, All rights reserved.

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