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Paper: Comparison of Collected Interplanetary Dust Particles with Dust in Space
Volume: 196, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy and Analysis of Dust, Disks, and Regoliths
Page: 119
Authors: Bradley, J. P.; Keller, L. P.; Flynn, G. J.; Sitko, M. L.
Abstract: Infrared spectroscopy of the primitive GEMS component of fluffy chondritic porous interplanetary dust particles have been obtained in isolation from the rest of their parent IDPs for the first time. It is found that the spectral shape of some GEMS match that of ``astronomical silicate'' found in the Trapezium, molecular clouds, and in many pre- and post-main sequence stars. This material is most likely the primordial silicate material from which the planets in our solar system were formed.
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