Strange Xenon in Jupiter
O. MANUEL, KEN WINDLER, ADAM NOLTE, LUCIE JOHANNES, JOSHUA ZIRBEL, AND DANIEL RAGLAND
Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Physics, Geology and Geophysics
University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri 65401, USA
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Jupiter's helium-rich atmosphere contains xenon with excess 136
Xe and the ratio of r-products more closely resembles "strange" xenon (Xe-X, alias Xe-HL) seen in carbonaceous chondrites than xenon seen in the solar wind (SW-Xe). The linkage of primordial helium with Xe-X, as seen on a microscopic scale in meteorites, apparently extended across planetary distances in the solar nebula, This is expected if the solar system acquired its present chemical and isotopic diversity directly from debris of the star that produced our elements.