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New Isotope Measurement Could Alter History Of Early Solar System
2012-04-04 03:24:53

The early days of our solar system might look quite different than previously thought, according to research at the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory published in Science. The study used more sensitive instruments to find a different half-life for samarium, one of the isotopes used to chart the evolution of the solar system. “It shrinks the chronology of early events in the solar system, like the formation of planets, into a shorter time span,”...