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Noble gases from the interstellar medium trapped on the MIR space station and analyzed by in vacuo etching

Busemann, H.; Bühler, F.; Agafonov, Y. N.; Baur, H.; Bochsler, P.; Eismont, N. A.; Heber, V. S.; Wieler, R. and Zastenker, G. N. (2004). Noble gases from the interstellar medium trapped on the MIR space station and analyzed by in vacuo etching. In: 67th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 4-6 August 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Abstract

Introduction: The composition of the present interstellar medium (ISM) provides an important benchmark in cosmochemistry. It serves as a reference for galactic chemical evolution (GCE) models, solar mixing predictions and provides information for understanding Big Bang nucleosynthesis. The present-day ISM 3He abundance allows, combined with the protosolar 3He, deduced from the Jovian atmosphere or meteorites [1,2], tracing the GCE over the past 4.56 Ga. 3He/4He = (2.5 0.6) x 10-4 has been determined for the local ISM [3]. However, the uncertainty is too large to better constrain GCE models and - in combination with the present-day solar wind value - the protosolar D/H [4].

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: Abstract #5170
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Item ID: 8303
Depositing User: Kyra Proctor
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 10:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8303
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