[meteorite-list] Giant Mud Balls Roamed the Early Solar System

Paul etchplain at att.net
Sun Aug 6 17:11:25 EDT 2017

Giant mud balls roamed the early solar system
Rethinking early asteroids’ rockiness could solv
some meteorite mysteries. By Lisa Grossman
Science News, August 4, 2017

Early solar system may have slung giant mud balls.
The first asteroids may not have been so rocky,
explaining some meteorite mysteries. By Lisa Grossman
Science News for Students, August 4, 2017

The paper is:

Bland, P.A., and B.J. Travis. 2017. Giant convecting
mud balls of the early solar system. Science Advances.
Published online July 14, 2017. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1602514.

Also, there is:

The solar system's earliest asteroids may have all
been massive. A new analysis offers new clues to
how planetary building blocks form
By Maria Temming, August 3, 2017

The paper is:

Delbo, M., K. Walsh, B. Bolin, C. Avdellidou, and,
A. Morbidelli. 2017. Identification of a primordial
asteroid family constrains the original planetesimals
population. Science. Published online August 3, 2017.
doi: 10.1126/science.aam6036.


Paul H.
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