Interrelations Among Isotopically Anomalous Mercury Fractions from Meteorites and Possible Cosmological Inferences

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Science  03 Sep 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4256, pp. 888-891
DOI: 10.1126/science.193.4256.888


The magnitudes of the mercury anomaly found in unequilibrated meteorites appear to fit a trend. The excesses in the ratios of mercury-202 to mercury-196 are related by simple multiplication factors. This periodicity may be interpreted in terms of the mode of production and ejection of the anomalous isotope from a stellar source.