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Miller-Urey revisited - cometary synthesis?

Postby Brian Jordan » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:28 pm

I'll not bother with the mainstream press - straight to PhysOrg for this one.
In an ultra-high vacuum chamber chilled to 10 degrees above absolute zero (10 Kelvin), Seol Kim and Ralf Kaiser of the Hawaiian team simulated an icy snowball in space including carbon dioxide, ammonia and various hydrocarbons such as methane, ethane and propane. When zapped with high-energy electrons to simulate the cosmic rays in space, the chemicals reacted to form complex, organic compounds, specifically dipeptides, essential to life.
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