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110611 - Meteorite Reveals Chemistry of Early Earth

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:20 pm
by Matt Smith
An interesting report from Astrobiology Magazine. See here for details.

"The complex suite of organic materials found in carbonaceous chondrites can vary substantially from meteorite to meteorite. New research from Carnegie's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory, published June 10 in Science, shows that most of these variations are the result of hydrothermal activity that took place within a few million years of the formation of the Solar System, when the meteorites were still part of larger parent bodies, likely asteroids."

The press release from the Carnegie Institution for Science is here.

Originally posted by David Entwistle.