Comet ponds and the origin of life

  • Benton C Clark
  • Published 2006 in Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere


Soft delivery of cometary material to the early Earth as a contributor to abiotic chemical evolution has been suggested and discussed (Clark, 1988). New results allow further elaboration of the comet pond scenario. Comet Composition. Comets are now recognized to be rich in methanol (e.g., 1-5% of H20, Mumma et al., 1992). Processing of CH3OH ices by UV… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02459789


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