Magnetism on the angrite parent body and the early differentiation of planetesimals.

@article{Weiss2008MagnetismOT,
  title={Magnetism on the angrite parent body and the early differentiation of planetesimals.},
  author={Benjamin P Weiss and James S Berdahl and Linda T Elkins-Tanton and Sabine Stanley and Eduardo J. A. Lima and Laurent Carporzen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322 5902},
  pages={713-6}
}
Angrites are among the oldest known pristine basaltic meteorites and record the earliest stages of planet formation and differentiation. Our paleomagnetic analysis of three angrites found that they record a past magnetic field of approximately 10 microteslas on the angrite parent body extending from 4564 to at least 4558 million years ago. Because the angrite paleomagnetic record extends beyond the expected lifetime of the early circumstellar disk, these paleofields were probably generated… CONTINUE READING