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Organic matter in cosmic dust

Scott A. Sandford, Cecile Engrand and Alessandra Rotundi
Organic matter in cosmic dust (in Cosmic dust, Susan Taylor (editor), Donald E. Brownlee (editor) and George J. Flynn (editor))
Elements (June 2016) 12 (3): 185-189


Organics are a significant component of most cosmic dust, as revealed from actual samples of extraterrestrial dust in the Earth's stratosphere, in Antarctic ice and snow, in near-Earth orbit, and in asteroids and comets. Cosmic dust contains a diverse population of organic materials that owe their origins to a variety of chemical processes occurring in many different environments. The presence of isotopic enrichments of D and (super 15) N suggests that many of these organic materials have an interstellar or protosolar heritage. The study of these samples is of considerable importance because they are the best preserved materials of the early Solar System available.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Organic matter in cosmic dust
Title: Cosmic dust
Author(s): Sandford, Scott A.Engrand, CecileRotundi, Alessandra
Author(s): Taylor, Susaneditor
Author(s): Brownlee, Donald E.editor
Author(s): Flynn, George J.editor
Affiliation: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Affiliation: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, United States
Pages: 185-189
Published: 201606
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 30
Accession Number: 2016-070940
Categories: Extraterrestrial geologyPetrology of meteorites and tektites
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, FRA, FranceUniversity of Naples "Parthenope", ITA, Italy
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201634
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