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By Livio M., Sparks M., Fall M.

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Solar wind properties vary with the 22-year magnetic activity cycle of the Sun, with the solar magnetic polarity changing every 11 years during the period of the maximum in solar activity. 5 cm−3 , velocity V ∼ 770 km s−1 , McComas et al. 2001). During solar maximum conditions, high speed stream material expands to the equatorial regions and the 1 AU ecliptic solar wind properties are: density n(p+ ) ∼ 4– 8 cm−3 , velocity V ∼ 350–750 km s−1 , and magnetic field B ∼ 2 nT (or 20 µG). The activity cycle of the Sun is known to produce small modifications in the heliosphere over the 11-year solar cycle, with the termination shock moving outwards ∼10 AU in the upwind direction, and outwards by ∼40–50 AU in the downstream direction during solar minimum.

It appears possible that amino acids could form in hot molecular cores. Of course, this population may have nothing to do with the amino acid composition of primitive Solar System material. In order to relate these interstellar processes with meteoritic amino acids requires consideration of how these molecules could become incorporated in the parent body (asteroid or comet). Ideally one would like to observe amino acids in the interstellar medium. g. Snyder 1997; Ceccarelli et al. 2000). P. : A voyage from dark clouds to the early Earth 17 One of the most important open questions remaining is the fraction of hidden cosmic carbon.

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