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Sulfur evaporation in planetesimals

Evaporative loss of sulfur from molten planetesimals can explain the sub-chondritic sulfur isotope composition of the bulk silicate mantle, suggesting an important role for planetesimal evaporation in establishing Earth’s volatile budget.

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Fig. 1: Earth’s accretion from evaporating planetesimals.

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Li, Y. Sulfur evaporation in planetesimals. Nat. Geosci. 14, 803–805 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00847-5

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