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Elemental compositions of comet 81P/wild 2 samples collected by stardust

Flynn, George J., Bleuet, Pierre, Borg, Janet, Bradley, John P., Brenker, Frank E., Brennen, Sean, Bridges, John, Brownlee, Don E., Bullock, Emma S., Burghammer, Manfred, and others. (2006) Elemental compositions of comet 81P/wild 2 samples collected by stardust. Science, 314 (5806). pp. 1731-1735. ISSN 0036-8075. E-ISSN 1095-9203. (doi:10.1126/science.1136141) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We measured the elemental compositions of material from 23 particles in aerogel and from residue in seven craters in aluminum foil that was collected during passage of the Stardust spacecraft through the coma of comet 81P/Wild 2. These particles are chemically heterogeneous at the largest size scale analyzed (-180 ng). The mean elemental composition of this Wild 2 material is consistent with the Cl meteorite composition, which is thought to represent the bulk composition of the solar system, for the elements Mg, Si, Mn, Fe, and Ni to 35%, and for Ca and Ti to 60%. The elements Cu, Zn, and Ga appear enriched in this Wild 2 material, which suggests that the Cl meteorites may not represent the solar system composition for these moderately volatile minor elements.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1126/science.1136141
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Uncontrolled keywords: Aerogels, Chlorine, Elementary particles, Gallium, Meteorites, Solar system, Spacecraft, Craters, Elemental compositions, Stardust, Volatile minor elements, Space research, calcium, copper, gallium, iron, magnesium, manganese, nickel, titanium, volatile agent, zinc, chemical composition, comet, crater, heavy metal, interplanetary dust, meteorite, particle size, trace metal, accuracy, aluminum foil, article, astronomy, calibration, chemical composition, dust, materials, measurement, Monte Carlo method, particle size, priority journal, space flight, X ray fluorescence
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB651 Planets, Minor
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 10:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53885 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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