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Interstellar Residence Times of Presolar SiC Dust Grains From the Murchison Carbonaceous Meteorite

Heck, Philipp; Gyngard, Frank; Ott, Ulrich; Meier, Matthias M.M.; Avila, Janaina; Amari, Sachiko; Zinner, Ernst; Lewis, Roy S; Baur, Heinrich; Wieler, Rainer


The time span between the formation of presolar grains in stellar outflows and their incorporation into early solar-system solids is poorly constrained. Knowledge of this time span is essential for a better understanding of the processing of grains in the interstellar medium (ISM) and formation processes of the solar system. Here, we report interstellar residence times of 3-1100 Myr for large (5-50 μm) presolar SiC grains, based on their content of He and Ne produced by Galactic cosmic rays. A...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/698/2/1155


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