A large meteoritic event over Antarctica ca. 430 ka ago inferred from chondritic spherules from the Sør Rondane Mountains

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Science Advances  31 Mar 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 14, eabc1008
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc1008

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vol. 7 no. 14

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  • Received for publication April 7, 2020
  • Accepted for publication February 12, 2021
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  1. M. Van Ginneken1,2,3,*,,,
  2. S. Goderis2,,
  3. N. Artemieva4,5,,
  4. V. Debaille3,
  5. S. Decrée1,
  6. R. P. Harvey6,
  7. K. A. Huwig6,
  8. L. Hecht7,8,
  9. S. Yang9,
  10. F. E. D. Kaufmann7,
  11. B. Soens2,
  12. M. Humayun9,
  13. F. Van Maldeghem2,
  14. M. J. Genge10 and
  15. P. Claeys2
  1. 1Belgian Geological Survey, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
  2. 2Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.
  3. 3Laboratoire G-Time, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.
  4. 4Planetary Science Institute, 1700 East Fort Lowell, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA.
  5. 5Institute of Geosphere Dynamics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119334, Russian Federation.
  6. 6Department of Geological Sciences, 112 A. W. Smith Building, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7216, USA.
  7. 7Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institut für Evolutions und Biodiversitätsfoschung, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
  8. 8Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, Malteserstr. 74-100, D-12449 Berlin, Germany.
  9. 9National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science, 1800 E Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA.
  10. 10Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: m.van-ginneken{at}
  • Present address: Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, School of Physical Sciences, Ingram Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NH, UK.

  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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