Elemental and isotopic abundances of the volatile elements in the outer planets

  title={Elemental and isotopic abundances of the volatile elements in the outer planets},
  author={Alastair Graham Walter Cameron},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • A. Cameron
  • Published 1973
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
Certain fundamental scientific problems of a cosmological as well as cosmogonic character, may be solved by the insertion of entry probes into the atmospheres of the outer planets. It is recommended that attempts be made to determine the elemental and isotopic abundances of H, D, He3, He4, C, N, O, S, and the rare gas elements. These determinations should cast much light on the processes which participated in the assembly of the giant planets. This would give powerful boundary conditions on… Expand
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