The Delivery of Organic Matter from Asteroids and Comets to the Early Surface of Mars
Carbon delivered to the Earth by interplanetary dnst particles may have been an important source of pre-biotic organic matter (Anders, 1989). Interplanetary dust is shown to deliver an order-of-magnitude higher surface concent rat on of carbon onto Mars than onto Earth, suggesting interplanetary dust may be an important source of carbon on Mars as well.
KeywordsAccretion Rate Pyrolysis Temperature Lunar Planet Martian Surface Interplanetary Dust
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