The Sublimation and Survival of Amino Acids and Nucleobases in the Murchison Meteorite During a Simulated Atmospheric Heating Event
The Murchison meteorite was heated to 1100oC for a few seconds under reduced pressure. We found that a large fraction of amino acids and nucleobases present in the meteorite (40-80%) survived after heating which is much higher than previously estimated.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
- Pub Date:
- March 1999