What sorts of life bearing compounds are found in meteorites?
- Visit the resource, then type “control-f”, then meteor.
- Look through your highlighted search results till you find:
- Callahan, Michael P., et al. “Carbonaceous Meteorites Contain a Wide Range of Extraterrestrial Nucleobases”,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. CVIII, no. 34 (Aug, 23, 2011), p. 13995-13998.Available from the NASA Technical Reports Server as document no. 20110020694.
- Glavin, Daniel P., et al. “Extraterrestrial Amino Acids in the Almahata Sitta Meteorite”, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, vol. XLV, Issue 10-11, (Oct./Nov. 2010), p. 1695–1709.Available from the NASA Technical Reports Server as document no. 20100032884.
- For the first citation, copy 20110020694 ,the number that follow “as document no.”, then click the link for the NASA Technical Reports Server.
- Paste 20110020694 into the search box and click search.
- Open the PDF file of the one result you get. The report will name nucleobases found and even provide diagrams of the molecules.