Ureilites Provide a New Model for Planetesimal Formation

Rai N. Downes H. *

80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2017 [#6067]

abstract (PDF)

“Modelling shows that ureilite parent planetesimal formed from a mixture of Mg- and Fe-rich chondrules with a primary layered structure (Mg-rich centre; Fe-rich outer regions) and then underwent core-mantle differentiation and silicate volcanism.