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Racemic amino acids from the ultraviolet photolysis of interstellar ice analogues

Nature

Mar 29, 2002

Max P BernsteinLouis J Allamandola

Abstract

The delivery of extraterrestrial organic molecules to Earth by meteorites may have been important for the origin and early evolution of life. Indigenous amino acids have been found in meteorites-over 70 in the Murchison meteorite alone. Although it has been generally accepted that the m...read more

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Black Light, Ultraviolet
Origin of Life
Glycine, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate
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Racemic amino acids from the ultraviolet photolysis of interstellar ice analogues

Nature

Mar 29, 2002

Max P BernsteinLouis J Allamandola

PMID: 11919623

DOI: 10.1038/416401a

Abstract

The delivery of extraterrestrial organic molecules to Earth by meteorites may have been important for the origin and early evolution of life. Indigenous amino acids have been found in meteorites-over 70 in the Murchison meteorite alone. Although it has been generally accepted that the m...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Abufne
Ice
Comets (Astronomy)
Photochemistry
Serine
Black Light, Ultraviolet
Origin of Life
Glycine, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate
1
168

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