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Astro Seminar

Our protoplanetary disk: A meteorite perspective on the solar nebula

Speaker: Rhian Jones (Manchester)
Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022
Time: 14:00
Venue: Zoom

Planetary materials provide us with a sample-based perspective on the dusty environment of the solar nebula (SN), the protoplanetary disk from which our Solar System formed 4.6 billion years ago. Chondrite meteorites, micrometeorites, interplanetary dust particles (IDPs), and returned samples from comets and asteroids sample a variety of asteroid spectral classes and cometary materials. The mineralogy, chemistry and isotope compositions of these materials allow us to interpret chemical and physical environments, and the nature of the dust component, within the solar nebula. In this talk I will focus on chondrite meteorites and their role in interpreting early Solar System processes.