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- DescriptionMeteorite research is fundamental to our understanding of the origin and early history of the Solar System. Some meteorites were produced by melting on asteroids, a few are from the Moon and others are martian. Their study yields a chrology of the first 100 million years of Solar System history and provides evidence that our Sun went through a highly radiative, T Tauri stage. This book considers the mechanism and timing of core formation and basaltic volcanism on asteroids and the effects of heating water-rich bodies. Results from meteorite research are placed in a galactic setting, and a theory is proposed for the origin of the planets of our Solar System. This advanced yet succinct introduction provides a classification of meteorites and discusses their ages and origin. It will be valuable to graduate students and scientists in astrophysics, space research, cosmochemistry, geochemistry, isotope geology and earth and planetary sciences.
- Author BiographyRobert Hutchison was a retired research scientist and curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum, London, prior to his death in 2007.
- Author(s)Robert Hutchison
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication29/01/2007
- SubjectAstronomy, Space & Time
- Series TitleCambridge Planetary Science
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 2
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note130 b/w illus. 49 tables
- Weight830 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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