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Making the Planetary Material Diversity During the Early Assembling of the Solar System

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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018

Francesco Cristiano Pignatale, Sébastien Charnoz, Marc Chaussidon, Emmanuel Jacquet

(Submitted on 25 Oct 2018)

Chondritic meteorites, the building blocks of terrestrial planets, are made of an out-of-equilibrium assemblage of solids formed at high and low temperatures, either in our Solar system or previous generations of stars. This was considered for decades to result from large scale transport processes in the Sun's isolated accretion disk. However, mounting evidences suggest that refractory inclusions in chondrites formed contemporaneously with the disk building. Here we numerically investigate, using a 1D model and several physical and chemical processes, the formation and transport of rocky materials during the collapse of the Sun's parent cloud and the consequent Solar Nebula assembling. The interplay between the cloud collapse, the dynamics of gas and dust, vaporization, recondensation and thermal processing of different species in the disk, results in a local mixing of solids with different thermal histories. Moreover, our results also explains the overabundance of refractory materials far from the Sun and their short formation timescales, during the first tens of kyr of the Sun, corresponding to class 0-I, opening new windows into the origin of the compositional diversity of chondrites.

Comments: Received on 13/08/2018, accepted 24/10/2018. Astrophysical Journal Letters

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:1810.10827 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1810.10827v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)

Submission history

From: Francesco Cristiano Pignatale  

[v1] Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:50:55 UTC (3,698 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10827

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