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Achondrites

Yamaguchi, Akira; Barrat, Jean-Alix and Greenwood, Richard (2018). Achondrites. Springer International Publishing.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39312-4_303
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Abstract

Achondrites are meteorites that formed by varying degrees of melting and differentiation on their parent bodies. They are divided into asteroidal and planetary achondrites. Asteroidal achondrites are remnants of differentiated planetesimals and protoplanets that existed shortly after the formation of the Solar System. They are partially to totally melted rocks. Planetary achondrites represent material derived from large planetary bodies (the Moon and Mars) and formed by complex igneous processing.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
ISBN: 3-319-39312-X, 978-3-319-39312-4
ISSN: 1388-4360
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 62648
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 08:17
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 08:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/62648
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