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Organic matter in meteorites

J. G. Lawless

Organic matter in meteorites

by J. G. Lawless

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Published by Freeman in San Francisco .
Written in English


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Statementby James G. Lawless, Clair E. Folsome and Keith A. Kvenvolden.
SeriesScientific American Offprint -- 902
ContributionsFolsome, Clair Edwin., Kvenvolden, Keith A.
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Open LibraryOL20919660M

The meteorites are called carbonaceous chondrites and are among the most primitive samples of matter in the solar system. They determined the existence of hydrocarbons, the basis of organic matter, by observing micrometer absorption band of the electromagnetic spectrum in the asteroid.   Two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic matter. The organic matter .

Organic matter in meteorites and Precambrian rocks: clues about the origin and development of living systems BY J. BROOKS Exploration Division, The British National Oil Corporation, St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5LJ, U.K. Discoveries during the last decade in organic .   These detailed studies of organic matter in carbonaceous chondrites have important implications for the origin of asteroids, too. Busemann points out that organic molecules are much more fragile than silicates, oxides, and other presolar grains found in meteorites. If heated too much organic compounds break down.

  Fossil organic matter — fossil fuels — have been found in rocks formed by meteorite impacts and glasses from experimental collisions, but never before organics with such a well-preserved. Get this from a library! Carbonaceous matter in meteorites (organic compounds, diamonds, graphite),. [G P Vdovykin].


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Organic matter in meteorites by J. G. Lawless Download PDF EPUB FB2

That book, Meteorites, is actually giving you the information about the different types of meteorite – how old they are, the things that they contain – so, yes, there is information about the organic components within carbonation chondrites, for example.

So if you were student trying to get into meteorites or you were starting a PhD, this book would be a very, very good starting point to give you an overview. The organic chemistry of these meteorites is consistent with a formation scheme in which (1) a parent body was formed from volatile-rich icy planetesimals containing interstellar organic matter, (2) warming of the parent body led to an extensive aqueous phase in which the interstellar organics underwent various reactions, and (3) residual volatiles were largely lost leaving behind the suite of nonvolatile compounds that now characterize these by: Over the past 30 years, many extraterrestrial organic molecules and solids have been identified Organic matter in meteorites book spectroscopic or laboratory means.

This book summarizes the observational evidence for organic matter in the Solar System, stars and interstellar space, and distant by: These findings suggest that the organic matter is comprised of, or is closely related to, interstellar organic compounds.

Carbonaceous chondrites comprise a unique subset of meteorites. Two classes of carbonaceous chondrites, the so-called CI1 and CM2 chondrites, are particularly interesting, in part because of their relatively high carbon content and the fact that most of this carbon is present as Cited by: Organic Matter in Meteorites Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in International Microbiology 7(4) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Jordi Llorca.

Organic matter in carbonaceous Organic matter in meteorites book past, present and future research. Mark A Sephton. Mark A Sephton. Google Scholar. Find this author on PubMed. Optical activity in saponified organic matter isolated from the interior of the Orgueil meteorite.

Nature,–Cited by: If organic matter originated in the interstellar medium, our data would indicate that the 13 C 12 C ratio of interstellar carbon five billion years ago was similar to the present terrestrial value.

Our findings suggest that other interstellar material, representing various inputs from various stars, in addition to the organic matter is preserved and is present in the meteorites which contain the high D H by: Table A.1 shows the 18 most abundant elements in the solar system.

It seems amazing that the abundant minerals of meteorites are composed of only eight or so of these elements: oxygen (O), silicon (Si), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), aluminum (Al), calcium (Ca), sodium (Na) and potas- sium (K).

In chondrites, organic matter is present within the fine-grained inorganic meteorite matrix which contains evidence of alteration by liquid water on the parent asteroid. Hence, a general relationship between extraterrestrial organic matter and inorganic aqueous alteration products in carbonaceous chondrites has been recognized for some by: A low- amplitude, positive, Cotton effect, centered at about millimicrons, has been observed in organic extracts of samples from ordinary (noncarbonaceous) chondrites.

Ancillary evidence renders it likely that this optical activity derived from contamination by biologic materials on Earth. Abstract.

The authors review the available information on (1) the organic constituents of carbonaceous chondrites with particular emphasis on the Murchison meteorite, and (2) possibly similar organic material on the surfaces of asteroids and satellites and in comets.

In the 's, when interest was renewed in the Orgueil meteorite, the analytical capabilities may have given a bias toward biogenic agencies for the formation of the organic matter found in the meteorites. Some of the key biochemical compounds for extraterrestrial life are by: 5. Some meteorites, in particular carbonaceous chondrites, contain high concentrations of organic matter and volatiles like water, and are considered to potentially bear on the emergence of oceans Author: Laurent Remusat.

In chondrites, organic matter is present within the fine-grained inorganic meteorite matrix which contains evidence of alteration by liquid water on the parent asteroid. Hence, a general relationship between extraterrestrial organic matter and inorganic aqueous alteration products in carbonaceous chondrites has been recognized for some by:   “We revealed that the organic matter was somewhat similar to that found in primitive meteorites, but contained more oxygen-bearing chemistry,” Kebukawa said.

“Combined with other evidence, the results support the idea that the organic matter originated from a water-rich, or previously water-rich parent body – an ocean world in the early solar system, possibly Ceres.”. He has published many books, including the recent book "Organic Matter in the Universe" (Wiley, ).

Yong Zhang is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of. The approximat known meteorites are quite varied in their properties, ranging from huge crystals of iron–nickel alloy weighing tens of tons down to mg lumps of clayey material rich in organic matter.

Most meteorites are predominantly composed of silicates, sulfides, and metal. Carbonaceous chondrites, the most primitive meteorites, and interplanetary dust particles (IDPs), primitive dust collected in Earth's stratosphere, contain up to ∼2 and ∼35 weight percent C in Cited by: Characterization of insoluble organic matter in primitive meteorites extraterrestrial IOM, for example, if sputtering or UV or particle irradiation in space has resulted in amorphization of the OM.

We usually did not observe Raman features of particular organic functional groups, but on ly the D and G band spectral characteristics of Cited by: Abstract— We have analyzed the chemically and isotopically well‐characterized insoluble organic matter (IOM) extracted from 51 unequilibrated chondrites (8 CR, 9 CM, 1 CI, 3 ungrouped C, 9 CO, 9 CV, 10 ordinary, 1 CB and 1 E chondrites) using confocal imaging Raman spectroscopy.

The average Raman properties of the IOM, as parameterized by the peak characteristics of the so‐called D and G Cited by:. While the meteorite’s discovery in Antarctica was remarkable enough, a new analysis of the rock has yielded traces of carbon and nitrogen — essential ingredients for life.

According to LiveScience, the meteorite was named Allan Hills in honor of its discovery site. It’s long been known to contain organic materials, with experts waging a decades-long debate whether or not these. Organic matter in meteorites is a subject of intense interest because this material formed at the dawn of the Solar System and may have seeded the early Earth with the building blocks of life.

The Tagish Lake meteorite is especially valuable for this work because much of it was collected immediately after its fall over Canada in and has been maintained in a frozen state, minimizing terrestrial .Organic matter in primitive Solar-System objects can be divided in two fractions. The dominant one, by mass, is insoluble in solvents, hereafter called insoluble organic matter (IOM) and is thought to be macromolecular and to represent between 75% and 95% of the .