Radiogenic dating of meteorites
Even the solar system has been dated using one of these systems, by measuring the amount of a decaying element and comparing it to the amount of its stable (decayed) daughter material in meteorites.However, a recent analysis using state-of-the-art equipment found that a basic assumption underlying one of these clock systems needs to be re-evaluated.
Based on this evidence, he realized that the Earth is constantly evolving and proposed that the Earth had an age, but that its origin was too distant to measure.
reduced the field emission gun–scanning electron microscopy data.
wrote the main paper, and all authors discussed the results and commented on the manuscript at all stages.
The differing amounts of material that were found in separate samplings of the same meteorite were unexpected.
The current standard age assigned to the solar system of 4.6 billion years was determined by studying the Uranium-to-Lead decay systems in meteorites, which are assumed to have formed before the planets did.