Helium and Neon Isotopic Compositions from IDPs of Potentially Cometary Origin
Physics and Astronomy
IDP flag U2108 flew for 8.05 hours November 19–23, 2002 shortly after the Leonid meteor shower associated with comet Tempel-Tuttle. Flags L2054, L2055, and U2121 flew together for 7.90 hours on April 30–31, 2003 coinciding with Earth’s passage through the dust of comet Grigg-Skjellerup. We analyzed He, Ne, and Ar isotopic compositions in a suite of 16 of these particles. Distinguishing characteristics of their origin were sought by comparing with previous IDP analyses.
Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Abstract number 5012.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science
R.L. Palma, R.O. Pepin, and D.J. Schlutter, 2005. Helium and Neon Isotopic Compositions from IDPs of Potentially Cometary Origin. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 40, A120.
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Copyright © 2005 Meteoritical Society. Article published by John Wiley and Sons in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, volume 40, issue number S9, August 2005, page A120. Available online: