A Speculative “Fiefdom” Model for Chondrite Origins

Melosh H. J. * Bland P. A. Collins G. S. Johnson B. C.

80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2017 [#6239]

abstract (PDF)

“Distinct chondrite classes, complementarity of chondrules and matrix, and chondrule ages together argue for the existence of long-lasting, distinct domains (“fiefdoms”) in the protoplanetary nebula during the chondrule-forming era. ”