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Composition of cosmic dust; sources and implications for the early solar system

George J. Flynn, Larry R. Nittler and Cecile Engrand
Composition of cosmic dust; sources and implications for the early solar system (in Cosmic dust, Susan Taylor (editor), Donald E. Brownlee (editor) and George J. Flynn (editor))
Elements (June 2016) 12 (3): 177-183


Many cosmic dust particles have escaped the aqueous and thermal processing, the gravitational compaction, and the impact shocks that often overprint the record, in most larger samples, of how Solar System materials formed. The least-altered types of cosmic dust can, therefore, act as probes into the conditions of the solar protoplanetary disk when the first solids formed. Analyses of these "primitive" particles indicate that the protoplanetary disk was well mixed, that it contained submicron grains formed in a diversity of environments, that these grains were aerodynamically transported prior to aggregation, which was likely aided by organic grain coatings, and that some minerals that condensed directly from the disk are not found in other materials. These protoplanetary aggregates are not represented in any type of meteorite or terrestrial rock. They can only be studied from cosmic dust.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Composition of cosmic dust; sources and implications for the early solar system
Title: Cosmic dust
Author(s): Flynn, George J.Nittler, Larry R.Engrand, Cecile
Author(s): Taylor, Susaneditor
Author(s): Brownlee, Donald E.editor
Author(s): Flynn, George J.editor
Affiliation: State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Department of Physics, Plattsburgh, NY, United States
Affiliation: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, United States
Pages: 177-183
Published: 201606
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 30
Accession Number: 2016-070939
Categories: Extraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA, United StatesCentre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, FRA, France
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201634
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