The Sun's Origin and Composition: Implications from Meteorite Studies
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.
O. Manuel and A. Katragada, "The Sun's Origin and Composition: Implications from Meteorite Studies," European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, no. SP-500, pp. 787-790, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, Aug 2002.
Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (2002: Jul. 29-Aug. 2, Berlin, Germany)
Keywords and Phrases
Cosmic rays; Fission reactions; Iron; Isotopes; Meteorites; Planets; Mass separation; Sun
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02 Aug 2002