Interstellar chemistry recorded in organic matter from primitive meteorites.

  title={Interstellar chemistry recorded in organic matter from primitive meteorites.},
  author={Henner Busemann and Andrea F Young and Conel M O'D Alexander and Peter Hoppe and Sujoy Mukhopadhyay and Larry R Nittler},
  volume={312 5774},
Organic matter in extraterrestrial materials has isotopic anomalies in hydrogen and nitrogen that suggest an origin in the presolar molecular cloud or perhaps in the protoplanetary disk. Interplanetary dust particles are generally regarded as the most primitive solar system matter available, in part because until recently they exhibited the most extreme isotope anomalies. However, we show that hydrogen and nitrogen isotopic compositions in carbonaceous chondrite organic matter reach and even… CONTINUE READING