Interstellar grains in meteorites

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Abstract

Primitive meteorites contain grains of silicon carbide, graphite and diamond formed outside the Solar System and probably before its birth. The isotopic compositions of these grains provide a record of stellar nucleosynthesis and of condensation processes near carbon stars; the fact of their survival places constraints on conditions in the solar nebula and early Solar System. The search is now on for other surviving stellar condensates, such as nitrides and oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalNature
Volume364
Issue number6432
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1993

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meteorites
solar system
solar nebula
carbon stars
nuclear fusion
silicon carbides
nitrides
condensates
graphite
condensation
diamonds
oxides

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Ott, U. (1993). Interstellar grains in meteorites. Nature, 364(6432), 25-33.

Interstellar grains in meteorites. / Ott, U.

In: Nature, Vol. 364, No. 6432, 01.07.1993, p. 25-33.

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Ott, U 1993, 'Interstellar grains in meteorites', Nature, vol. 364, no. 6432, pp. 25-33.
Ott U. Interstellar grains in meteorites. Nature. 1993 Jul 1;364(6432):25-33.
Ott, U. / Interstellar grains in meteorites. In: Nature. 1993 ; Vol. 364, No. 6432. pp. 25-33.
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