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Meteorites from the Outer Solar System

  title={Meteorites from the Outer Solar System},
  author={M. Gounelle and A. Morbidelli and P. Bland and P. Spurn'y and E. Young and M. A. Sephton},
  • M. Gounelle, A. Morbidelli, +3 authors M. A. Sephton
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • We investigate the possibility that a small fraction of meteorites originate from the outer solar system, i.e., from the Kuiper belt, the Oort cloud, or from the Jupiter-family comet reservoir. Dynamical studies and meteor observations show that it is possible for cometary solid fragments to reach Earth with a velocity not unlike that of asteroidal meteorites. Cosmochemical data and orbital studies identify CI1 chondrites as the best candidates for being cometary meteorites. CI1 chondrites… CONTINUE READING
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