Apollo samples and the geochemical determination of basaltic achondrite parent bodies

Authors
Citation
G. Consolmagno, Apollo samples and the geochemical determination of basaltic achondrite parent bodies, EARTH MOON, 85-6, 2001, pp. 115-125
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Space Sciences
Journal title
EARTH MOON AND PLANETS
ISSN journal
0167-9295 → ACNP
Volume
85-6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
115 - 125
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(2001)85-6:<115:ASATGD>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Our understanding of the origin and evolution of basaltic meteorites has be en strongly linked to how we understand the origin and evolution of Moon ro cks. At one point, basaltic meteorites were thought to have come from the M oon; when Apollo samples were found to be chemically distinct from the HED and SNC meteorite families, new ideas for origins were demanded. Yet the ve ry techniques that were developed to understand the evolution of lunar basa lts have been found most useful when applied to extra-lunar basalts; likewi se, perhaps a deeper understanding of basaltic asteroids such as 4 Vesta wi ll eventually provide insights into lunar evolution.