Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Science. 1999 Aug 27;285(5432):1377-9.

Asteroidal water within fluid inclusion-bearing halite in an H5 chondrite, Monahans (1998)

Author information

  • 1Mail Code SN2, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, USA.


Crystals of halite and sylvite within the Monahans (1998) H5 chondrite contain aqueous fluid inclusions. The fluids are dominantly sodium chloride-potassium chloride brines, but they also contain divalent cations such as iron, magnesium, or calcium. Two possible origins for the brines are indigenous fluids flowing within the asteroid and exogenous fluids delivered into the asteroid surface from a salt-containing icy object.

Comment in

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk