Radial Migration of Phyllosilicates in the Solar NebulaIt has long been recognized that the high temperatures of the inner solar nebula (within approx. 3 AU) would not have allowed water to be incorporated into solids. However, the presence of water on the surface of Earth, as well as evidence for it on the surface of an early Mars imply that water was incorporated into solid bodies in this region. How this water was delivered to the solid bodies has yet to be identified. In this abstract we explore the possibility that hydrous minerals, such as phyllosilicates, formed somewhere in the asteroid belt region of the solar nebula or beyond, and then migrated inward where they would be accreted into larger bodies.
Ciesla, F. J. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Lauretta, D. S. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Hood, L. L. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
August 21, 2013
January 1, 2004
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Origin of Planetary Systems