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1 Formation of the Solar System Geochemistry, DM Sherman University of Bristol Solar ( Cosmic ) Abundance of Elements This is determined from spectroscopic measurements of the sun s photosphere 1

2 The Nebular Hypothesis First proposed in 1734 by Swedenborg. Subsequently, he was appointed by God to reform Christianity and was able to talk to angels, demons and other spirits.. Developed further by Kant in He also developed the idea that the structure of our mind shapes all sensory experience and thought.. An idea we know take for granted. The Nebular Hypothesis More fully developed by Laplace in Laplace was one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.. A planetary systems starts out as a large (10,000 AU) cloud of interstellar dust. The cloud collapses under gravity, begins to spin and forms flat, rotating disk in which planets can accrete. 2

3 Nebular Hypothesis Condensation of solar nebula. Conservation of angular momentum creates disk. Accretion of planetesimals (T-Tauri phase of sun sweeps away volatile components from inner solar system) Planetary differentiation Solar System Formation Animation 3

4 Evidence for Protoplanetary Disk formation These are called proplyds by astronomers. 4

5 Extinct Radionuclides High concentrations of the daughter products of very short-lived radionuclides provide evidence for a presolar red giant or supernova which may have instigated collapse of the nebula: 10 Be 10 B + β t 1/2 = 1.5 Ma 26 Al 26 Mg + β t 1/2 = 0.7 Ma 41 Ca 41 K + β t 1/2 = 0.15 Ma From abundance ratios, products of supernovae were injected into solar nebula shortly within a few million years of event. Condensation of Elements from Solar Nebula Consider the simple reaction for condensation of Fe Fe(g) = Fe(s) The equilibrium constant (K) is K = a g Fe = p Fe / P 0 s s a Fe X Fe Where X is the mole fraction of Fe in the solid phase and p Fe is the partial pressure of Fe in the gas, P 0 = 1 bar. 5

6 Condensation of Elements Since the nebula is nearly all hydrogen the initial partial pressure of Fe is simply 0 p Fe # = X g N & Fe P T " % Fe ( P T = 5.6 x10 )5 P T $ N H / 2' where P T is the total pressure (e.g., 10-4 bar) and N Fe is the number of Fe atoms per N H atoms. After some Fe has condensed, the partial pressure of Fe will be 0 p Fe = (1"#)p Fe Condensation of Elements We can write K as, K = (1"#) s X Fe $ N ' $ & Fe ) P ' T & ) % N H / 2( % ( We need the P,T dependence of K. Since ln(k P,T ) = " #G P,T RT We get P 0 ln(1"#) = " $G P,T RT "ln % N Fe P ( ' T * + ln(x Fe &(N H / 2)P 0 ) s ) 6

7 Condensation of Elements Where do we get ΔG P,T? For any pressure, temperature we have: "G P,T = "H P,T +T"S P,T It can be shown that PT PT "C "G P,T = "G P0,T 0 + # "C pdt +T p P 0 T 0 T dt PT # + # VdP P 0 T 0 P 0 T 0 Recall that, If ΔC p = 0 and gases are ideal, we can write: # "G P,T = "H T0 P 0 +T"S P0,T 0 + "nrt ln P & T % ( $ ' P 0 Volatile vs. Refractory Elements.. Condensation of a solar gas at 10-4 bar 7

8 Volatile vs. Refractory Elements.. Highly Refractory: Al, Ca, Ti (e.g., Al 2 O 3 ) Moderately Refractory: Mg, Fe, Si (e.g., Mg 2 SiO 4 ) Moderately Volatile: Na, K, S (e.g., (Na,K)AlSi 3 O 8 ) Highly Volatile: H, C, N (H 2 O, CH 4 etc.) The Solar System Gas Giants Gas Giants Terrestrial Planets 8

9 Solar System Differentiation by Volatility The Frost Line V E M A J S U N P Temperature (K) Water condenses at 170 K Radial Distance (AU) 9

10 Comets Volatile (ice) rich leftovers from the outer solar nebula. Recent space probes have shown that comets have less ice and more minerals (smectite clay, carbonates, sulfides) than expected. Meteorites as Samples of the Early Solar System Reflectance spectra have been used to infer that most meteorites are fragments of asteroids. 10

11 Meteorite Classification and Occurrence Achondrites, Irons and Stony Irons Some meteorites are differentiated suggesting the existence of protoplanets. Irons are thought to come from the cores of very small planets that were broken up. They consist of Fe-Ni alloy. Achondrites have no metallic iron or chondrules and are pieces of the silicate fractions of small planets (planetismals). 11

12 Chondrites Stony meteorites containing chondrules small spherical particles that were once molten. Generally have composition similar to Earth s mantle. They consist of: High T refractory components (chondrules and Ca-Al inclusions) Aggregates of metal, sulphides, oxides, silicates Fine grain matrix of minerals and amorphous material Components formed while dispersed in solar nebula. Aggregated to form parent meteorite body (asteroid). Chondrules vary in composition. Thought to have formed by transitory heating of nebular dust. Enstatite Chondrites Very rare (2%) of all meteorites. Extremely reduced (low O 2 ) composition with no iron oxides. Very unusual minerals such as CaS, MgS, (Fe,Ni)Si, FeP and K 6 (Fe,Ni,Cu) 25 S 26 Cl. Oxygen isotope compositions are similar to those of the Earth and Moon suggesting a genetic relationship. However W-Hf isotopes suggest otherwise.. 12

13 Carbonaceous Chondrites Most primitive meteorite types showing the least differentiation. CI group is formed below 50 ºC Carbonaceous Chondrites (cont.) Allende meteorite CI chondrites have evidence for extensive aqueous alteration (serpentine, phyllosilicates) and contain up to 20% H 2 O. Are highly oxidized with magnetite (Fe 3 O 4 ) and sulfate minerals present. Organic matter makes up to 30% and includes polyaromatic hydrocarbons, kerogen and amino acids. 13

14 Summary The Nebular Hypothesis is the best model for the origin of the solar system. Using thermodynamics, we can calculate the condensation sequence of minerals from the solar nebula. Cosmochemical differentiation reflects volatility. Elements which are volatile form minerals with low boiling points; refractory elements form minerals with high boiling points. CI Chondrite meteorites provide a starting point for building earth-like planets. 14

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