Cosmic ray exposure ages for ureilites—New data and a literature study

Leya, Ingo; Stephenson, Peter C. (2019). Cosmic ray exposure ages for ureilites—New data and a literature study. Meteoritics & planetary science, 54(7), pp. 1512-1532. Meteoritical Society at the University of Arkansas, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry 10.1111/maps.13288

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We report newly measured noble gas isotopic conce ntrations of He, Ne, and Ar for 21 samples from the 10 ureilites, DaG 084, DaG 319, DaG 340, Dho 132, HaH 126, JaH 422, JaH 424, Kenna, NWA 5928, and RaS 247, including the resul ts of both singl e and stepwise heating extractions. Cosmic ray exposure (CRE ) ages calculated using model calculations that fully account for all shielding depths and a wide range of preatmospheric radii, and are tailored to ureilite chemistry, range from 3.7 Ma for Dho 132 to 36.3 Ma for one of several measured Kenna samples. In a Ne-three-isotope plot, the data for DaG 340 and JaH 422 plot below the Necos/Neureilite mixing envelope, possibly indica ting the presence of Ne produced from solar cosmic rays. In combination with literature data and correcting for pairing, we established a fully consistent database containing 100 samples from 40 differen t ureilites. The CRE age histogram shows a trend of decreasing meteorite number with increasing CRE age. We speculate that the parent body of the known ureilites is moving closer to a resonance and/or that there is a loss mechanism that acts on ureilites independent of their size. In addition, there is a slight indication for a peak in the range 30 Ma, which might indicate a larger impact on the ureilite daughter body. Finally, we confirm earlier results that the majority of the studied ureilites have relatively small preatmospheric radii less or equal ~20 cm.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Leya, Ingo and Stephenson, Peter C.

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
600 Technology > 620 Engineering
500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1086-9379

Publisher:

Meteoritical Society at the University of Arkansas, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dora Ursula Zimmerer

Date Deposited:

16 Jul 2019 15:43

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 04:48

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/maps.13288

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.130646

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/130646

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