NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
New low-Ni (igneous?) particles among the C and C? types of cosmic dustLow-Ni particles with major element abundances, optical properties, and morphologies sufficiently similar to chondritic interplanetery dust particles (IDP's) to receive JSC Cosmic Dust Catalog classifications of C or C?-types were shown to have trace element contents and mineralogies similar to igneous material. Examination of the JSC Catalog EDX spectra by Cooke et al. has shown that 13 percent of the C-type and 38 percent of the C?-type particles are potentially low-Ni particles. Two new low-Ni particles were identified, and it was shown that an additional fragment from the L2002*C cluster has an igneous composition. A newly analyzed fragment of the W7066*A cluster has a chondritic composition. The W7066*A cluster is important because it has yielded a fragment of igneous composition and another fragment having high concentrations of He and Ne suggesting an extraterrestrial origin.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Flynn, G. J.
(State Univ. of New York Plattsburgh, NY, United States)
Sutton, S. R.
(Chicago Univ. IL., United States)
Bajt, S.
(Chicago Univ. IL., United States)
Kloeck, W.
(Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ. Muenster, Germany)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
Subject Category
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

Available Downloads

There are no available downloads for this record.
No Preview Available