EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE: SOME ORGANIC CONSTITUENTS OF METEORITES ANDTHEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR POSSIBLE EXTRATERRESTRIAL BIOLOGICALEVOLUTION
Description: In order to decide the value and type of information to be obtained from outer space with regard to its pertinence for the evolution of life, a brief review is presented of the current status of our thinking on the origin of life on earth. This points up the particular kinds of chemicals whose presence, or absence, on other astral bodies might be significant. Heretofore, the only data available are the result of telescopic spectroscopy. We report here information indicating the presence in meteorites of complex organic materials, some of them apparently uniquely pertinent to life processes.
Date: December 7, 1959
Creator: Calvin, Melvin & Vaughn, Susan K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department