Linking water-rich asteroids and meteorites

Driss Takir, Kieren Howard, Hikaru Yabuta, Maggie McAdam, Charles Hibbitts, Joshua Emery

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Primitive asteroids and meteorites provide important insight into the early history of the solar system. This chapter discusses water-rich asteroid and meteorite spectroscopy and mineralogy, the association of organics and minerals in water-rich asteroids and meteorites, and the linkage between these meteorites and asteroids and its implications for planetary science exploration. Owing to the interdisciplinary nature of this chapter’s topic, we also point to other relevant chapters (Chapters 2, 4, and 5Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 5).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrimitive Meteorites and Asteroids
Subtitle of host publicationPhysical, Chemical, and Spectroscopic Observations Paving the Way to Exploration
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9780128133255
ISBN (Print)9780128133262
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Planetary resources
  • Primitive asteroids
  • Primitive meteorites
  • Small body space exploration
  • Water and organics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Engineering


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