Aluminum-rich chondrules formed under reducing conditions in the solar nebula

On Tuesday at LPSC 2017, I presented my latest results on the redox conditions for formation of Al-rich chondrules. Al-chondrules are important to planetary science as they represent some of the earliest formed materials in the Solar System; however, the environmental conditions and mechanisms of formation remain largely unknown.  You can check out a high-res … More Aluminum-rich chondrules formed under reducing conditions in the solar nebula

Recent Paper

Did you know that some asteroids were once wet?  We used radiometric dating to discover that water flowed on primitive asteroids over 4.5 billion years ago. To learn more about this and what it means about the early history of our Solar System, read more here.