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SETI [ASTRO] Meteorite Hints At Early Asteroid Furnace

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Mon, 24 May 1999 13:52:12 -0400

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>From: Ron Baalke <BAALKE@kelvin.jpl.nasa.gov>
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>>From INSCiGHT, 20 May 1999
>
>Space Rock Hints at Early Asteroid Furnace
>By Erik Stokstad
>
>After a decades-long search for what melted these large
>asteroids, researchers report in tomorrow's issue of Science (20 May,
>p.1348) that a once-molten 4.57-billion-year-old meteorite bears the
>unmistakable signs of radioactive heat. Called Piplia Kalan after a
>nearby village, the 42-kilogram meteorite seemed a prime hunting ground
>for evidence of 26Al.
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>Full story here:
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>http://www.academicpress.com/inscight/05201999/grapha.htm
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