Formation and processing of organics in the early solar system.

  title={Formation and processing of organics in the early solar system.},
  author={John F. Kerridge},
  journal={Space science reviews},
  volume={90 1-2},
Until pristine samples can be returned from cometary nuclei, primitive meteorites represent our best source of information about organic chemistry in the early solar system. However, this material has been affected by secondary processing on asteroidal parent bodies which probably did not affect the material now present in cometary nuclei. Production of meteoritic organic matter apparently involved the following sequence of events: Molecule formation by a variety of reaction pathways in dense… CONTINUE READING

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