Widespread magmatic activities on the angrite parent body at 4562 Ma ago
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2005
Received: 18 May 2005
Accepted: 27 July 2005
Published: 20 June 2014
Mn-Cr chronology of four quenched angrites showed that they formed nearly at the same time (4562 Ma) on the surface of the parent-body. Based on the chemical compositions, the cosmic ray exposure ages, and considerations on the thermal history of an achondrite parent-body, we suggest that the four angrites formed on top of a shallow magma ocean on the angrite parent body.