American Journal of Space Science

ASYMPTOTIC GIANT BRANCH STARS MIGRATION FROM THE CENTRAL OF THE MILKY WAY GALAXY TO OUR SUNíS BIRTHPLACE AND ITS RELATION WITH SILICON CARBIDE GRAINS

Ahmad Hashem Abdelhadi

DOI : 10.3844/ajssp.2013.1.8

American Journal of Space Science

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 1-8

Abstract

Silicon carbide grains found in meteorites are peculiar in their age and isotopic ratios; they formed before the Sun was born and their isotopic signature indicates that they come from a different galactic region. This study aims to seek a possible paradigm for such richness and peculiarity through Monte Carlo simulation of scattering of Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars off molecular cloud. Such approach randomly generates AGB stars in regions close to the Galaxy bulge and examines possibility of migration to outer regions by scattering off molecular cloud. A successful explanation to this problem will influence how we think nuclides were formed and then distributed in the Galaxy and will shed new light unto the age and the chemical evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy. Thus, it is important that we know where do they come from and how do they end up in our backyard?

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© 2013 Ahmad Hashem Abdelhadi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.