Organic Matter on Asteroid 130 Elektra

  title={Organic Matter on Asteroid 130 Elektra},
  author={Dale P. Cruikshank and R. Hamilton Brown},
  pages={183 - 184}
Infrared absorption spectra of a low-albedo water-rich asteroid appear to show a weak 3.4-micrometer carbon-hydrogen stretching mode band, which suggests the presence of hydrocarbons on asteroid 130 Elektra. The organic extract from the primitive carbonaceous chondritic Murchison meteorite shows similar spectral bands. 
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