Pressure–temperature evolution of primordial solar system solids during impact-induced compaction

Abstract

Prior to becoming chondritic meteorites, primordial solids were a poorly consolidated mix of mm-scale igneous inclusions (chondrules) and high-porosity sub-μm dust (matrix). We used high-resolution numerical simulations to track the effect of impact-induced compaction on these materials. Here we show that impact velocities as low as 1.5 km s(-1) were… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6451

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