Response to comment on "Ancient asteroids enriched in refractory inclusions"

J. M. Sunshine, H. C. Connolly, T. J. McCoy, S. J. Bus, L. M. La Croix

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Although the exact abundance of phases in carbonaceous chondrites remains debatable, a potentially lower absolute abundance of calcium- and aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) in the Allende meteorite does not change our fundamental conclusion. In a relative comparison, CAI-rich asteroids contain two to three times as many CAIs as the most CAI-rich meteorites. These asteroids are therefore greatly enriched in the earliest solar system materials and remain enticing targets for future exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1050b
Issue number5904
StatePublished - Nov 14 2008
Externally publishedYes

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