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Chronology of the Solar System's Oldest Solids

Connelly, J N; Amelin, Yuri; Krot, Alexander; Bizzarro, Martin

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Determining the origins of our solar system and, by proxy, other planetary systems, depends on knowing accurately and precisely the timing and tempo of the transformation of the disk of gas and dust to the solids that formed the planets. Relative ages based on the short-lived nuclide26Al indicate that high-temperature calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) formed before lower temperature chondrules but these ages are heavily dependant on a model of homogeneous distribution of26Al within the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30457
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/533586

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