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Accession Number N20130009737
Title Coordinated in Situ Analyses of Organic Nanoglobules in the Sutter's Mill Meteorite.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 2p
Personal Author A. N. Nguyen E. K. Gibson K. Nakamura-Messenger L. P. Keller S. Messenger S. J. Clemett
Abstract The Sutter's Mill meteorite is a newly fallen carbonaceous chondrite that was collected and curated quickly after its fall. Preliminary petrographic and isotopic investigations suggest affinities to the CM2 carbonaceous chondrites. The primitive nature of this meteorite and its rapid recovery provide an opportunity to investigate primordial solar system organic matter in a unique new sample. Here we report in-situ analyses of organic nanoglobules in the Sutter's Mill meteorite using UV fluorescence imaging, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), NanoSIMS, and ultrafast two-step laser mass spectrometry (ultra-L2MS).
Keywords Carbonaceous chondrites
Infrared spectroscopy
Mass spectroscopy
Organic materials
Scanning electron microscopy
Transmission electron microscopy

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54 - Astronomy & Astrophysics
84B - Extraterrestial Exploration
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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