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organic chemistry in interstellar ices: connection to the comet halley resultsMass spectroscopic measurements on the gas and dust in the coma of Comet Halley revealed the presence of considerable amounts of organic species. Greenberg (1973) proposed that prior to the formation of the comet UV processing of the ice mantles on grains in dense clouds could lead to the formation of complex organic molecules. Theoretical predictions of the internal UV field in dense clouds as well as the discovery in interstellar ices of species like OCS and OCN- which have been formed in simulation experiments by photoprocessing of interstellar ice analogues point to the importance of such processing. We undertook a laboratory simulation study of the formation of organic molecules in interstellar ices and their possible relevance to the Comet Halley results.
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Conference Paper
Schutte, W. A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Agarwal, V. K.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Troy, NY United States)
deGroot, M. S.
(Leiden Univ. Netherlands)
Greenberg, J. M.
(Leiden Univ. Netherlands)
McCain, P.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Troy, NY United States)
Ferris, J. P.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Troy, NY United States)
Briggs, R.
(New York State Dept. of Health Albany, NY United States)
Date Acquired
August 18, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1997
Publication Information
Publication: Analysis of Returned Comet Nucleus Samples
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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