European Planetary Science Congress 2018
16–21 September 2018
TU Berlin | Berlin | Germany


Organic Matter in Space (co-organized)
Convener: Vassilissa Vinogradoff  | Co-conveners: Gregoire Danger , Laurent Remusat 
Oral programme
 / Tue, 18 Sep, 14:00–18:00  / Room Uranus
Poster programme
 / Attendance Tue, 18 Sep, 18:15–20:00  / Display Tue, 18 Sep, 08:00–20:00  / Poster area

Organic matter was abundant in the protosolar nebula, as attested by the wide range of organic compounds in the primitive bodies of our solar system, such as comets and carbonaceous chondrites. These organic compounds were delivered to the early Earth and may have played a role in the emergence of life. However, the origin of this organic matter remains debated. Is it synthesized in the protosolar nebula or inherited from the interstellar medium?
This session focuses on the organic matter origin and evolution in astrophysical environments and on the connection that could exist between the organic matter of the interstellar medium and the compounds detected in primitive bodies of the solar system.
This session invites communications on experimental, theoretical and observational studies related to the origin of organic matter in the primitive bodies, such as: a) detection and evolution of organic compounds in the interstellar medium, b) characterization and evolution of the organic matter in primitive bodies, c) distribution of organic matter in the protosolar disk, d) observation of organic matter in planetary surfaces.