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ISOSYC Report Summary

Project ID: 336718
Funded under: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Country: Belgium

Mid-Term Report Summary - ISOSYC (Initial Solar System Composition and Early Planetary Differentiation)

Chondrites, which are unmelted meteorites, are thought to capture the composition of the early solar nebula and as such can tell us about the initial conditions of planet Earth before the interior split into the core, mantle and crust. Research carried out at ULB has shown that chondrites display isotopic diversity, resulting from both the material that accreted to form the parent body, but also the heating processes on the parent asteroid itself. This means that constraining the initial composition of Earth is more complex and further investigation is required.

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