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Rutgers Geologists Re-Create Solar Nebula History In The Lab

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August 10, 2000
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Using the lab bench as a time machine, a Rutgers geology grad student, a professor and a post-doc investigated processes that operated in the ancient solar system. They were able to simulate conditions under which products were formed some 4.5 billion years ago, and later incorporated into meteoroids.

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers scientists are looking back in time by using the laboratory to simulate forces at work billions of years ago in the solar system. In a paper appearing in the Aug. 10 issue of the journal Nature, Rutgers geology graduate student Bosmat Cohen, a resident of New Brunswick, and her Rutgers geology colleagues describe how they re-created conditions that existed at the time when the solar system was born.


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