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Record 22 of 12262
Organic Chemistry of Meteorites
Author and Affiliation:
Chang, S.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA United States)
Morrison, David [Technical Monitor]
Abstract: Studies of the molecular structures and C,N,H-isotopic compositions of organic matter in meteorites reveal a complex history beginning in the parent interstellar cloud which spawned the solar system. Incorporation of interstellar dust and gas in the protosolar nebula followed by further thermal and aqueous processing on primordial parent bodies of carbonaceous, meteorites have produced an inventory of diverse organic compounds including classes now utilized in biochemistry. This inventory represents one possible set of reactants for chemical models for the origin of living systems on the early Earth. Evidence bearing on the history of meteoritic organic matter from astronomical observations and laboratory investigations will be reviewed and future research directions discussed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1994
Document ID:
20010048879
(Acquired Jun 08, 2001)
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: 207th ACS National Meeting; 13-18 Mar. 1994; San Diego, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Chemical Society; Washington, DC United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 185-52-22
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: BIOCHEMISTRY; CARBONACEOUS METEORITES; INTERSTELLAR MATTER; METEORITIC COMPOSITION; ORGANIC CHEMISTRY; ASTRONOMY; COMPOSITION (PROPERTY); COSMIC DUST; ISOTOPIC LABELING; MOLECULAR CLOUDS; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC MATERIALS; SOLAR SYSTEM
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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