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Introduction and Mission Design: The origin of life is one of the most profound scientific quests to be challenged in this century. Yet we don't know if terrestrial life has been originated on the earth or in other parts of the solar system yet. On the other hand, it is known that " life precursors " or complex organic compounds are discovered both in(More)
In this paper, we report the progress in developing a silica-aerogel-based cosmic dust capture panel for use in the Tanpopo experiment on the International Space Station (ISS). Previous studies revealed that ultralow-density silica aerogel tiles, comprising two layers with densities of 0.01 and 0.03 g/cm3 developed using our production technique, were(More)
We tested the stability and reaction of several amino acids using hydrothermal system simulators: an autoclave and two kinds of flow reactors at 200–250 °C. This study generally showed that there is a variation in the individual amino acids survivability in the simulators. This is mainly attributed to the following factors; heat time, cold quenching(More)
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