cumulate : Definition, Usages, News and More
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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).
April 3, 2014 - SpaceRef