The elemental composition of asteroid 433 Eros: Results of the NEAR-Shoemaker x-ray spectrometer

J. I. Trombka, S. W. Squyres, J. Bruckner, William V. Boynton, R. C. Reedy, T. J. McCoy, P. Gorenstein, L. G. Evans, J. R. Arnold, R. D. Starr, L. R. Nittler, M. E. Murphy, I. Mikheeva, Jr McNutt R.L., T. P. McClanahan, E. McCartney, J. O. Goldsten, R. E. Gold, S. R. Floyd, P. E. ClarkT. H. Burbine, J. S. Bhangoo, S. H. Bailey, M. Petaev

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We report major element composition ratios for regions of the asteroid 433 Eros imaged during two solar flares and quiet sun conditions during the period of May to July 2000. Low aluminum abundances for all regions argue against global differentiation of Eros. Magnesium/silicon, aluminum/silicon, calcium/silicon, and iron/silicon ratios are best interpreted as a relatively primitive, chondritic composition. Marked depletions in sulfur and possible aluminum and calcium depletions, relative to ordinary chondrites, may represent signatures of limited partial melting or impact volatilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2101-2105
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume289
Issue number5487
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StatePublished - Sep 22 2000
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Trombka, J. I., Squyres, S. W., Bruckner, J., Boynton, W. V., Reedy, R. C., McCoy, T. J., ... Petaev, M. (2000). The elemental composition of asteroid 433 Eros: Results of the NEAR-Shoemaker x-ray spectrometer. Science, 289(5487), 2101-2105. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.289.5487.2101

The elemental composition of asteroid 433 Eros : Results of the NEAR-Shoemaker x-ray spectrometer. / Trombka, J. I.; Squyres, S. W.; Bruckner, J.; Boynton, William V.; Reedy, R. C.; McCoy, T. J.; Gorenstein, P.; Evans, L. G.; Arnold, J. R.; Starr, R. D.; Nittler, L. R.; Murphy, M. E.; Mikheeva, I.; McNutt R.L., Jr; McClanahan, T. P.; McCartney, E.; Goldsten, J. O.; Gold, R. E.; Floyd, S. R.; Clark, P. E.; Burbine, T. H.; Bhangoo, J. S.; Bailey, S. H.; Petaev, M.

In: Science, Vol. 289, No. 5487, 22.09.2000, p. 2101-2105.

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Trombka, JI, Squyres, SW, Bruckner, J, Boynton, WV, Reedy, RC, McCoy, TJ, Gorenstein, P, Evans, LG, Arnold, JR, Starr, RD, Nittler, LR, Murphy, ME, Mikheeva, I, McNutt R.L., J, McClanahan, TP, McCartney, E, Goldsten, JO, Gold, RE, Floyd, SR, Clark, PE, Burbine, TH, Bhangoo, JS, Bailey, SH & Petaev, M 2000, 'The elemental composition of asteroid 433 Eros: Results of the NEAR-Shoemaker x-ray spectrometer', Science, vol. 289, no. 5487, pp. 2101-2105. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.289.5487.2101
Trombka, J. I. ; Squyres, S. W. ; Bruckner, J. ; Boynton, William V. ; Reedy, R. C. ; McCoy, T. J. ; Gorenstein, P. ; Evans, L. G. ; Arnold, J. R. ; Starr, R. D. ; Nittler, L. R. ; Murphy, M. E. ; Mikheeva, I. ; McNutt R.L., Jr ; McClanahan, T. P. ; McCartney, E. ; Goldsten, J. O. ; Gold, R. E. ; Floyd, S. R. ; Clark, P. E. ; Burbine, T. H. ; Bhangoo, J. S. ; Bailey, S. H. ; Petaev, M. / The elemental composition of asteroid 433 Eros : Results of the NEAR-Shoemaker x-ray spectrometer. In: Science. 2000 ; Vol. 289, No. 5487. pp. 2101-2105.
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