Ar-39-Ar-40 of achondrites : Evidence for a lunar-like cataclysm
- Bogard, D. D.
- JAN 1, 1991.
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- Garrison, D. H.
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- The observation that the K-Ar, Pb-Pb, and Rb-Sr ages of a significant number of lunar highland rocks were reset in the interval of 4.1-3.8 Ga ago led to the concept of a cataclysmic bombardment of the moon during this period. An important consideration for understanding the early bombardment history of the solar system, including the moon, is whether evidence also exists in meteorites for resetting of radiometric ages by cataclysmic bombardment of their parent bodies. A comparison of Ar-39-Ar-40 ages of achondritic meteorites with ages of lunar highland rocks should help elucidate the nature of the early bombardment of the solar system. We are participating in various consortia studies of primarily Antarctic eucrites and howardites for which we measured Ar-39-Ar-40 ages of various clasts and matrix samples. The results of these studies are presented.
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Accession ID: 92N12907.
Lunar and Planetary Inst., Abstracts for the 54th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society; p 2.
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