The primary objective of the proposed research is to gain an understanding of the magmatic processes and their associated timescales occurring on some of the earliest formed bodies in the Solar System. The particular focus of the work proposed here are a group of rare achondrites, i.e., the angrites. The proposed research will provide unique constraints on the petrogenesis and the formation time scales of these angrites on their parent body and will address two of the primary research objectives of the Planetary Science Research Program of understanding how did the Suns family of planets and minor bodies originate? and how did the Solar System evolve to its current diverse state? (SMD Science Plan for 2007-2016).
|Effective start/end date||8/1/09 → 8/31/13|
- NASA: Goddard Space Flight Center: $89,570.00
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