A Preliminary Light Noble Gas Investigation of Stardust Samples
Physics and Astronomy
We have measured the concentrations and isotopic compositions of helium and neon by stepwise pyrolysis in four different Stardust sample types: (a) melted aerogel with embedded particle fragments from the track 41 wall; (b) aerogel adjacent to track 41 without visible particle fragments; (c) individual terminal particles extracted from track 108; (d) “blank” surface aerogel from cell 41. Presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, abstract number 5319.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science
R.L. Palma, R.O. Pepin, and D.J. Schlutter, 2009. A Preliminary Light Noble Gas Investigation of Stardust Samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, A164.
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Copyright © 2009 The Meteoritical Society. Article published by The Meteoritical Society in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, volume 44, issue number S7, July 2009, page A164. Available online on January 26, 2010: