Effects of Space Weathering on Reflectance Spectra of Ureilites: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Goodrich C. A. Gillis-Davis J. Cloutis E. Applin D. Hibbits C. Klima R. Christoffersen R. Fries M. Decker S.

80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2017 [#6224]


“Space weathering and spectral studies of three ureilitic samples show that space weathering causes significant changes in UV-VIS-IR spectra and Raman spectra. Changes due to amorphization of carbon could disguise ureilitic asteroids as CC-like.