A short timescale for terrestrial planet formation from Hf–W chronometry of meteorites

@article{Yin2002AST,
  title={A short timescale for terrestrial planet formation from Hf–W chronometry of meteorites},
  author={Qing-zhu Yin and Stein B. Jacobsen and Koujun Yamashita and Janne Blichert‐Toft and Philippe Telouk and Francis Albar{\`e}de},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={418},
  pages={949-952}
}
Determining the chronology for the assembly of planetary bodies in the early Solar System is essential for a complete understanding of star- and planet-formation processes. Various radionuclide chronometers (applied to meteorites) have been used to determine that basaltic lava flows on the surface of the asteroid Vesta formed within 3 million years (3 Myr) of the origin of the Solar System. Such rapid formation is broadly consistent with astronomical observations of young stellar objects, which… 
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