cumulate cumulate


  • (v) collect or gather

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  • Can a fractionally crystallized magma ocean explain the thermo-chemical evolution of Mars?

    The impact heat accumulated during the late stage of planetary accretion can melt a significant part or even the entire mantle of a terrestrial body, giving rise to a global magma ocean. [...] Assuming fractional crystallization of the magma ocean, dense cumulates are produced close to the surface, largely due to iron enrichment in the evolving magma ocean liquid (Elkins-Tanton et al., 2003).
    on April 3, 2014     Source: SpaceRef

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decadent decadent
/ˈdɛ kə dənt /