Organics in the Solar System

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
January 15, 2019
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Organics in the Solar System

Complex organics are now commonly found in meteorites, comets, asteroids, planetary satellites, and interplanetary dust particles. The chemical composition and possible origin of these organics are presented.

Specifically, we discuss the possible link between Solar System organics and the complex organics synthesized during the late stages of stellar evolution. Implications of extraterrestrial organics on the origin of life on Earth and the possibility of existence of primordial organics on Earth are also discussed.

Sun Kwok
(Submitted on 15 Jan 2019)
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1901.04627 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1901.04627v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Sun Kwok
[v1] Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:27:18 UTC (1,644 KB)

Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA Space Station Payload manager/space biologist, Away Teams, Journalist, Lapsed climber, Synaesthete, Na’Vi-Jedi-Freman-Buddhist-mix, ASL, Devon Island and Everest Base Camp veteran, (he/him) πŸ––πŸ»