Nucleosynthetic W isotope anomalies and the Hf–W chronometry of Ca–Al-rich inclusions

Thomas S. Kruijer, Thorsten Kleine, Mario Fischer-Gödde, Christoph Burkhardt, Rainer Wieler Earth and Planetary Science Letters 403,317–327. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.07.003 LINK

Aragonite, breunnerite, calcite and dolomite in the CM carbonaceous chondrites: High fidelity recorders of progressive parent body aqueous alteration

Martin R. Lee, Paula Lindgren, Mahmood R. Sofe Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Available online 28 August 2014 LINK

Chondrule size and related physical properties: a compilation and evaluation of current data across all meteorite groups

Jon M. Friedrich, Michael K. Weisberg, Denton S. Ebel, Alison E. Biltz, Bernadette M. Corbett, Ivan V. Iotzov, Wajiha S. Khan, Matthew D. Wolman Earth and Planetary Astrophysics arXiv:1408.6581 Submitted on 27 Aug 2014 PDF…

Collision history written in rock

Nature 512, 350 (28 August 2014) doi:10.1038/512350c LINK

Sequential analysis of carbonaceous materials in Hayabusa-returned samples for the determination of their origin

Masayuki Uesugi, Hiroshi Naraoka, Motoo Ito, Hikaru Yabuta, Fumio Kitajima, Yoshinori Takano, Hajime Mita, Ichiro Ohnishi, Yoko Kebukawa, Toru Yada, Yuzuru Karouji, Yukihiro Ishibashi, Takaaki Okada and Masanao Abe Earth, Planets and Space 2014, 66:102…

Chelyabinsk meteorite included as symbol at a bronze sculpture

Chelyabinsk meteorite included as symbol at a bronze sculpture covering the history of the city of Chelyabinsk The Finnish sculptor Rafael Saifulin has designed a 3.5 meter high and wide sculpture that might be erected…

Micrometer-scale U-Pb age domains in eucrite zircons, impact re-setting, and the thermal history of the HED parent body

M.D. Hopkins, S.J. Mojzsis, W.F. Bottke, O. Abramov Icarus, available online 23 August 2014 LINK

The Case of the Missing Ceres Family

Andrew S. Rivkin Erik Asphaug, William F. Bottke Icarus DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.007 available online 23 August 2014 LINK

Solar system chemical abundances corrected for systematics

Guillermo Gonzalez MNRAS (September 1, 2014) 443 (1): L99-L103. doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slu083 First published online July 10, 2014 LINK PDF-LINK It has been assumed that CI chondrite meteorites are the least affected by fractionation processes, given…

The Chelyabinsk main mass today

Video: Consigliori

A critical analysis of shock models for chondrule formation

Sebastian M. Stammler, Cornelis P. Dullemond   Icarus, Volume 242, 1 November 2014, Pages 1–10 DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.07.024 Available online 1 August 2014 LINK

Chelyabinsk triptych completed

After one year the Ural painter Albert Rastjapi / Альберт Растяпи has completed his Chelyabinsk triptych LEFT PANEL CENTRAL PANEL RIGHT PANEL LINK (Original) English machine translation: LINK

Records of the Moon-forming impact and the 470 Ma disruption of the L chondrite parent body in the asteroid belt from U-Pb apatite ages of Novato (L6)

Yin, Q.-Z., Zhou, Q., Li, Q.-L., Li, X.-H., Liu, Y., Tang, G.-Q., Krot, A. N. and Jenniskens, P. (2014) Meteoritics & Planetary Science. doi: 10.1111/maps.1234 LINK Novato, a newly observed fall in the San Francisco…

More chips off of Asteroid (4) Vesta: characterization of eight Vestoids and their HED meteorite analogs

Paul S. Hardersen, Vishnu Reddy, Rachel Roberts, Amy Mainzer Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, arXiv:1408.2731 Icarus, accepted for publication, August 12, 2014 PDF-LINK

Chromium Valences in Ureilite Olivine and Implications for Ureilite Petrogenesis

Goodrich CA, Sutton SR, Wirick S and Jercinovic MJ (in press) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Volume 122, 1 December 2013, Pages 280–305 [doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.08.003] LINK

No nebular magnetization in the Allende CV carbonaceous chondrite

R.R. Fu, E.A. Lima, B.P. Weiss Earth and Planetary Science Letters Volume 404, 15 October 2014, Pages 54–66 DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.07.014 LINK

ALMA Confirms Comets Forge Organic Molecules in Their Dusty Atmospheres

LINK Nature 512, 234–235 (21 August 2014) doi:10.1038/512234d Published online 20 August 2014 Comets contain some of the oldest materials in the Solar System. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, Martin Cordiner…

Phosphate Minerals in LL Chondrites: A Record of the Action of Fluids During Metamorphism on Ordinary Chondrite Parent Bodies

Jones RH, McCubbin FM, Dreeland L, Guan Y, Burger PV and Shearer CK (in press) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Volume 132, 1 May 2014, Pages 120–140 LINK

Metamorphosed calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions in CK carbonaceous chondrites

Chaumard N, Devouard B, Bouvier A and Wadhwa M (in press) Meteoritics & Planetary Science Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 419–452, March 2014 LINK Excluding metamorphic features, the similarity in nature and abundance of CAIs…