Murchison Meteorite

Murchison Meteorite

The Murchison meteorite is named after Murchison, Victoria, in Australia. It is one of the most studied meteorites due to its large mass (>100 kg), the fact that it was an observed fall, and that it belongs to a group of meteorites rich in organic compounds.

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Murchison Meteorite - Organic Matter - Nucleobases
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