1 item with the tag “nitrogen isotopes

  • Project 2: Origin and Evolution of Organic Matter in the Solar System
    NAI 2013 Carnegie Institution of Washington Annual Report

    We conduct observational analytical research on the volatile and organic rich Solar System Bodies by focusing on astronomical surveying of outer solar system objects and performing in-house analyses of meteorite, interplanetary dust particle, and Comet Wild 2/81P samples with an emphasis on characterizing the distribution, state and chemical history of primitive organic matter. We continue to study the mechanism of formation of refractory organic solids in primitive bodies and determine the origin of isotopic anomalies in organic solids in primitive solar system materials.

    ROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 2.2 3.1 7.1