William F Bottke

Summary

Affiliation: Southwest Research Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An asteroid breakup 160 Myr ago as the probable source of the K/T impactor
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 449:48-53. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint An Archaean heavy bombardment from a destabilized extension of the asteroid belt
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute and NASA Lunar Science Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 485:78-81. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Stochastic late accretion to Earth, the Moon, and Mars
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 330:1527-30. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Contamination of the asteroid belt by primordial trans-Neptunian objects
    Harold F Levison
    1 Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, 2 Center for Lunar Origin and Evolution, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 460:364-6. 2009

Collaborators

  • Harold F Levison
  • Matthieu Gounelle
  • Alessandro Morbidelli
  • Kleomenis Tsiganis

Detail Information

Publications4

  1. ncbi request reprint An asteroid breakup 160 Myr ago as the probable source of the K/T impactor
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 449:48-53. 2007
    ..We find that this asteroid shower is the most likely source (>90 per cent probability) of the Chicxulub impactor that produced the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) mass extinction event 65 Myr ago...
  2. ncbi request reprint An Archaean heavy bombardment from a destabilized extension of the asteroid belt
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute and NASA Lunar Science Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 485:78-81. 2012
    ..5 and 3.7 Gyr ago, as well as around 70 and four Chicxulub-sized or larger craters on the Earth and Moon, respectively, between 1.7 and 3.7 Gyr ago. These rates reproduce impact spherule bed and lunar crater constraints...
  3. doi request reprint Stochastic late accretion to Earth, the Moon, and Mars
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 330:1527-30. 2010
    ..The largest late terrestrial impactors, at 2500 to 3000 kilometers in diameter, potentially modified Earth's obliquity by ~10°, whereas those for the Moon, at ~250 to 300 kilometers, may have delivered water to its mantle...
  4. ncbi request reprint Contamination of the asteroid belt by primordial trans-Neptunian objects
    Harold F Levison
    1 Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, 2 Center for Lunar Origin and Evolution, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 460:364-6. 2009
    ..Their weak nature makes them a prodigious source of micrometeorites-sufficient to explain why most are primitive in composition and are isotopically different from most macroscopic meteorites...