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HOT IDEAposted September 25, 2002


Dating the Earliest Solids in our Solar System

--- Lead isotopic analyses give absolute formation ages of Ca-Al-rich inclusions and chondrules.

Written by Alexander N. Krot
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

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