A holistic approach to understand Earth formation

  grant N. 101019380



  • A. Morbidelli et al. "Contemporary formation of early Solar System planetesimals at two distinct radial locations". Nature Astronomy doi:10.1038/s41550-021-01517-7 (pdfpdf) (pdfsupplementary)
  • C. Burkhardt et al. "Terrestrial planet formation from lost inner solar system material". Sci. Adv. 7, eabj7601 (2021) (pdfpdf)

The following recent publications from our group are also directly related to the project: 


  • Grewal, D.S., Dasgupta, R., Marty, B. 2021. A very early origin of isotopically distinct nitrogen in inner Solar System protoplanets. Nature Astronomy 5, 356–364. pdf
  • Jennings, E.S. and 6 colleagues 2021. Metal-silicate partitioning of W and Mo and the role of carbon in controlling their abundances in the bulk silicate earth. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 293, 40–69. pdf
  • Woo, J.M.Y., Grimm, S., Brasser, R., Stadel, J. 2021. Growing Mars fast: High-resolution GPU simulations of embryo formation. Icarus 359. pdf
  • Woo, J.M.Y., Stadel, J., Grimm, S., Brasser, R. 2021. Mars' Formation Can Constrain the Primordial Orbits of the Gas Giants. The Astrophysical Journal 910. pdf
  • Hopp, T., Budde, G., Kleine, T. 2020. Heterogeneous accretion of Earth inferred from Mo-Ru isotope systematics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 534. pdf
  • Schneider, J.M., Burkhardt, C., Marrocchi, Y., Brennecka, G.A., Kleine, T. 2020. Early evolution of the solar accretion disk inferred from Cr-Ti-O isotopes in individual chondrules. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 551. pdf
  • Spitzer, F., Burkhardt, C., Budde, G., Kruijer, T.S., Morbidelli, A., Kleine, T. 2020. Isotopic Evolution of the Inner Solar System Inferred from Molybdenum Isotopes in Meteorites. The Astrophysical Journal 898. pdf
  • Kleine, T. and 6 colleagues 2020. The Non-carbonaceous-Carbonaceous Meteorite Dichotomy. Space Science Reviews 216. pdf
  • Morbidelli, A., Libourel, G., Palme, H., Jacobson, S.A., Rubie, D.C. 2020. Subsolar Al/Si and Mg/Si ratios of non-carbonaceous chondrites reveal planetesimal formation during early condensation in the protoplanetary disk. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 538. pdf supp


  • Burkhardt, C., Dauphas, N., Hans, U., Bourdon, B., Kleine, T. 2019. Elemental and isotopic variability in solar system materials by mixing and processing of primordial disk reservoirs. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 261, 145–170. pdf
  • Hellmann, J.L., Kruijer, T.S., Van Orman, J.A., Metzler, K., Kleine, T. 2019. Hf-W chronology of ordinary chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 258, 290–309. pdf
  • Lambrechts, M. and 6 colleagues 2019. Formation of planetary systems by pebble accretion and migration. How the radial pebble flux determines a terrestrial-planet or super-Earth growth mode. Astronomy and Astrophysics 627. pdf
  • Nanne, J.A.M., Nimmo, F., Cuzzi, J.N., Kleine, T. 2019. Origin of the non-carbonaceous-carbonaceous meteorite dichotomy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 511, 44–54. pdf
  • Worsham, E.A., Burkhardt, C., Budde, G., Fischer-Gödde, M., Kruijer, T.S., Kleine, T. 2019. Distinct evolution of the carbonaceous and non-carbonaceous reservoirs: Insights from Ru, Mo, and W isotopes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 521, 103–112. pdf