A Vitrage of Asteroid Magnetism
Pallasite vitrage: Photograph of the pallasite Esquel showing translucent olivine crystals suspended in metal - Image credit: National Museums Scotland
A group of stony-iron meteorites record an ancient magnetic field that may reveal an origin far from the asteroidal core. Ben Weiss reports in this week's issue of Science.
Weiss, B.P. (2012) A vitrage of asteroid magnetism, Science 16 November 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6109 pp. 897-898, doi: 10.1126/science.1230532
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Benjamin Weiss is an Associate Professor of planetary sciences. He is interested in the formation and evolution of the terrestrial planets and small bodies, with particular focus on planetary differentiation, paleomagnetism, meteoritics, and habitability.
In this interview Ben talks about his research and how he became interested in the field of paleomagnetism.
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