Molybdenum isotopic evidence for the late accretion of outer Solar System material to Earth

  title={Molybdenum isotopic evidence for the late accretion of outer Solar System material to Earth},
  author={Gerrit Budde and Christoph Burkhardt and Thorsten Kleine},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
Earth grew through collisions with Moon-sized to Mars-sized planetary embryos from the inner Solar System, but it also accreted material from greater heliocentric distances1,2, including carbonaceous chondrite-like bodies, the likely source of Earth’s water and highly volatile species3,4. Understanding when and how this material was added to Earth is critical for constraining the dynamics of terrestrial planet formation and the fundamental processes by which Earth became habitable. However… Expand
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