‘Nebular neon’ confirmed deep inside the Earth

The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. Apart from settling Earth's origins, the work could help in identifying extrasolar systems that could support habitable planets.

‘Nebular neon’ confirmed deep inside the Earth

Discovery adds to debate over how the planet formed. Ben Lewis reports.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation

The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research published Dec. 5 in the journal Nature. ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Mantle neon illuminates Earth’s formation, Sat 8 Dec 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation, Wed 5 Dec 18 from ScienceDaily

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