Astrobiology: Future Perspectives (Astrophysics and Space by P. Ehrenfreund (Editor), W.M. Irvine (Editor), T. Owen

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Keywords: astrobiology – solar system: formation – stars: circumstellar matter – stars: planetary systems: protoplanetary disks 1 INTRODUCTION Delivery of extraterrestrial organic matter by comets and asteroids probably provided the molecules needed to initiate prebiotic chemistry on the early Earth (Oro´ 1961; Chyba et al. 1990; Ehrenfreund et al. 2002). * NAS/NRC Resident Research Associate. 33 P. Ehrenfreund et al. ), Astrobiology: Future Perspectives, 33–66. ß 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

1991). As material approaches the protoplanetary disk, many more endothermic chemical reactions come into play, driven by the increasing temperature. Radiation chemistry involving X-rays and UV from the accretion shock also play a role. Eventually, the accretion shock is encountered and shock processes come to dominate the chemistry of the material Wrst entering the nebula (Lunine 1989; Neufeld & Hollenbach 1994). SpeciWc regions of the disk favour survival of various interstellar materials (refractory metals, refractory and volatile organics, and ice) (see also Simonelli et al.

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