Chemical Evolution and the Evolution of Life: The Cosmic Phenomena

  • M. Taube


Up to now we have concentrated on the nuclear processes and the impact of gravitation on cosmic matter. This was necessary because approx. 90 % of cosmic matter exists in stars, where the internal temperature reaches tens or hundreds of millions of degrees. In these conditions the kinetic energy of the particles reaches more than a thousand electron volts. Thus the nuclear processes play the dominant role, with all other processes representing a lower energy level.


Dust Particle Chemical Evolution Planetary System Hydrogen Sulphide Hydrogen Cyanide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Taube
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  1. 1.Institut Fédéral de Recherches en Matière de RéacteursEidgenössisches Institut für ReaktorforschungWürenlingenSwitzerland

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