The formation of chemical elements and their abundances in the solar system

Authors
Citation
F. Matteucci, The formation of chemical elements and their abundances in the solar system, EARTH MOON, 85-6, 2001, pp. 245-252
Citations number
8
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
245 - 252
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(2001)85-6:<245:TFOCEA>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
The Earth and the Moon are related by their common origin in the solar syst em, as proven by their chemical composition. In this paper I review the cur rent ideas about the formation and evolution of the chemical elements and c ompare model predictions with the solar system abundances. From this compar ison we can constrain the history of formation of the solar vicinity region s as well as the nucleosynthesis theories concerning the Big Bang and the s tars.