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One-pot synthesis of amino acid precursors with insoluble organic matter in planetesimals with aqueous activity

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Science Advances  17 Mar 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 3, e1602093
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602093

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  • Received for publication September 1, 2016
  • Accepted for publication February 9, 2017

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  1. Yoko Kebukawa1,*,
  2. Queenie H. S. Chan2,,
  3. Shogo Tachibana3,
  4. Kensei Kobayashi1 and
  5. Michael E. Zolensky2,4
  1. 1Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University, 79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan.
  2. 2Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, USA.
  3. 3Department of Natural History Sciences, Hokkaido University, N10 W8, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan.
  4. 4Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Universities Space Research Association, Houston, TX 77058, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: kebukawa{at}
  • Present address: Planetary and Space Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, U.K.


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