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Cosmochemistry is the branch of chemistry that studies the chemical composition of particles in the cosmos and the processes that led to those compositions. The current field of cosmochemistry primarily focuses on meteorites, asteroids and comets.

Solar system compositionsEdit

  1. Sun
    1. Classification
  2. Mercury
  3. Venus
  4. Earth
    • Earth’s composition Core:
    • Metamorphic sediment:
    1. Moon of Earth
    2. Near-Earth-Objects (NEO)
      • Iron, nickel, cobalt, platinum, aluminum, titanium, carbon [1]
      1. Iron meteorites
        1. Traces of tridymite (High-temperature polymorph of quartz) [2]
        2. Diamond (Results from high-pressure shock)
        3. Cliftonite (Pseudomorphic graphite [3] that results from high-pressures of cubic carbide, possibly Fe4C).[2]
        4. Kamacite (Iron:Nickel alloy 90:10-95:5). [3]
  5. Mars
    1. Moons of Mars
    2. Trojans of Mars
    3. Asteroid belt
  6. Jupiter
    1. Moons of Jupiter
    2. Rings of Jupiter
    3. Trojans of Jupiter
  7. Saturn
    1. Moons of Saturn
    2. Rings of Saturn
  8. Uranus
    1. Moons of Uranus
    2. Rings of Uranus
  9. Neptune
    1. Moons of Neptune
    2. Rings of Neptune
    3. Trojans of Neptune
  10. Jupiter-Neptunian centaurs
  11. Kuiper belt
    1. Twotinos
    2. Plutinos
    3. Cubewanos
  12. Scattered disk
    1. Eris
  13. Oort cloud

ReferencesEdit

[1] http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs 1991rnes.nasaR..22W

[2] http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1964SSRv....3..583A

[3] http://www.mindat.org/min-11340.html

[4] http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM66/AM66_885.pdf