Raka Paul (SU Atom)
Friday 22 November
10:00 - 11:00
Glancing at the history of the solar system through meteorites
The birth of the solar system (over 4 billion years) is speculated to have happened from a nebula, swirling and compacting in localized regions to eventually form the Sun and planets. This complex process consists of numerous changes and intermediary steps, that are yet to be fully understood. Carbonaceous chondritic meteorites are relics of that process and therefore have the potential to reveal information about the formation history. Several theories have been formulated linking their composition to planet formation. Studies (using micro-Raman spectroscopy, SEM, EDS) from two meteorites: ‘Allende’ and ‘Bali’ are presented, and their implications discussed in the light of planet formation processes.