ESA Mission ROSETTA Will Probe for Chirality of Cometary Amino Acids

@article{Thiemann2004ESAMR,
  title={ESA Mission ROSETTA Will Probe for Chirality of Cometary Amino Acids},
  author={W. Thiemann and U. Meierhenrich},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={199-210}
}
New crucial theoretical investigations on the origin of biomolecular chirality are reviewed briefly. With the goal to investigate these theories our team is going to perform the `chirality-experiment' in the near future with cometarymatter. In 2012 the robotical lander RoLand will detach fromthe orbiter of the ROSETTA spacecraft and set down on the surface of comet 46P/Wirtanen in order to separate andidentify cometary organic compounds via GC-MS in situ.Chiral organics will be separated into… Expand
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