Clues for the Space Analysis of Chirality


A. Buch
Ecole Centrale Paris, France

C. Freissinet
Ecole Centrale Paris, France

R. Sternberg
Université Paris XII, Créteil, France

C.A. Jelinek
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, US

Series: Space Science, Exploration and Policies

The identification of extraterrestrial chiral compounds could provide compelling evidence to prove that extraterrestrial environment such as Mars have supported some form of life. This book reviews why the study of chirality has been integrated into space exploration and experimentation and what this study might be achieved within the context of space missions. Also discussed herein is the analytical methods used on past space missions and summarize possible future methods planned to facilitate the detection of chirality for future expeditions. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents

Introduction pp,1-4-44

1. Search for Life pp,45-72

2. Space Compatible Analysis of Chirality pp,73-92

3. Example of Space Missions pp,93-94

Acronyms pp,95-120

Index pp,121-130

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