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Article: Organic matter in space: From star dust to the Solar System

TitleOrganic matter in space: From star dust to the Solar System
Authors
KeywordsInfrared spectroscopy
Organic matter
Solar System
Stellar evolution
Issue Date2009
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0004-640X
Citation
Astrophysics And Space Science, 2009, v. 319 n. 1, p. 5-21 How to Cite?
AbstractOrganic compounds of high degree of complexity are now known to be widespread in the Universe, ranging from objects in our Solar System to distant galaxies. Through the techniques of millimeter-wave spectroscopy, over 140 molecules have been identified through their rotational transitions. Space infrared spectroscopy has detected the stretching and bending modes of compounds with aromatic and aliphatic structures. Analyses of samples of meteorites, comets, asteroids, and interplanetary dust also revealed a rich content of organic substances, some of which could be of extra-solar origin. We review the current state of understanding of the origin, evolution, nature, and distribution of organic matter in space. Also discussed are a number of unexplained astronomical phenomena whose origins could be traced to organic carriers. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59613
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.678
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.667
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, ChinaHKU 7020/08P
Funding Information:

In writing this review, I have benefited from discussions with many participants in the IAU Symposium 251: Organic Matter in Space, held in Hong Kong in February 2008. This work was supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China ( Project No. HKU 7020/08P).

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dc.description.abstractOrganic compounds of high degree of complexity are now known to be widespread in the Universe, ranging from objects in our Solar System to distant galaxies. Through the techniques of millimeter-wave spectroscopy, over 140 molecules have been identified through their rotational transitions. Space infrared spectroscopy has detected the stretching and bending modes of compounds with aromatic and aliphatic structures. Analyses of samples of meteorites, comets, asteroids, and interplanetary dust also revealed a rich content of organic substances, some of which could be of extra-solar origin. We review the current state of understanding of the origin, evolution, nature, and distribution of organic matter in space. Also discussed are a number of unexplained astronomical phenomena whose origins could be traced to organic carriers. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_HK
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dc.subjectInfrared spectroscopyen_HK
dc.subjectOrganic matteren_HK
dc.subjectSolar Systemen_HK
dc.subjectStellar evolutionen_HK
dc.titleOrganic matter in space: From star dust to the Solar Systemen_HK
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