Survival of amino acids in micrometeorites during atmospheric entry.

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The delivery of amino acids by micrometeorites to the early Earth during the period of heavy bombardment could have been a significant source of the Earth's prebiotic amino acid inventory provided that these organic compounds survived atmospheric entry heating. To investigate the sublimation of amino acids from a micrometeorite analog at elevated… (More)

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@article{Glavin2001SurvivalOA, title={Survival of amino acids in micrometeorites during atmospheric entry.}, author={Daniel P. Glavin and J. L. Bada}, journal={Astrobiology}, year={2001}, volume={1 3}, pages={259-69} }