Oxygen is the third most abundant element in the universe, it occurs as an important component of all states of matter (gas, liquid, and solid), and it can bond with a multitude of elements across the periodic table. Because of its ubiquity and extraordinary chemical versatility, oxygen is one of the most fundamentally significant elements: it has a substantial control on the geochemical evolution of the entire Solar System. In addition, its three stable isotopes act as powerful tracers of a host of cosmochemical and geochemical processes. Oxygen in the Solar System is an exploration of the birth of the...

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