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Cosmochemistry: Understanding the Solar System through analysis of extraterrestrial materials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22128323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cosmochemistry is the chemical analysis of extraterrestrial materials. This term generally is taken to mean laboratory analysis, which is the cosmochemistry gold standard because of the ability for repeated analysis under highly controlled conditions using the most advanced instrumentation unhindered by limitations in power, space, or environment. Over the past 40 y, advances in technology have enabled telescopic and spacecraft instruments to provide important data that significantly complement the laboratory data. In this special edition, recent advances in the state of the art of cosmochemistry are presented, which range from instrumental analysis of meteorites to theoretical-computational and astronomical observations.
Glenn J MacPherson; Mark H Thiemens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Introductory Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1091-6490     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-30     Completed Date:  2012-01-23     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505876     Medline TA:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19130-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0119, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aluminum / analysis
Calcium / analysis
Chemistry, Inorganic / methods*,  trends*
Extraterrestrial Environment / chemistry*
Oxygen / analysis
Solar System / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
7429-90-5/Aluminum; 7440-70-2/Calcium; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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