By George Wald (auth.), J. Oró, S. L. Miller, C. Ponnamperuma, R. S. Young (eds.)
This booklet, in volumes, comprises many of the clinical papers provided on the first assembly of the overseas Society for the learn of the starting place of lifestyles (lSSOL), hung on June 25-28, 1973 in Barcelona, Spain. the 1st quantity includes the invited articles and the second one quantity the contributed papers, which additionally seem within the 1974 and 1975 concerns, respectively, of the hot magazine Origins of existence, released by way of D. Reidel. a comparatively huge variety of conferences as regards to the beginning of existence were held somewhere else due to the fact that 1957. when it comes to its association, scope, and quantity and nationality of contributors, the convention celebrated final yr in Barcelona heavily the 3 foreign meetings held prior in Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1957, Wakulla Springs, usa, 1963, and Pont-a-Mousson, France, 1970. as a result the 1st ISSOL assembly used to be additionally named the 4th foreign convention at the foundation of Life.
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4 from the photograph. The box indicates the 8' x 16' of arc region of the nebulae over which the HCN was mapped. ) TABLE I Temperature and density required to excite a molecule Molecule Temperature (K) H2 density (molecules cc- 1 ) H2CO (6cm) CO HCN H2CO (2mm) OH H2O 10 6 4 7 100 600 103 104 106 107 108 1010 extents illustrated for the Orion molecular cloud (Figure 4). It shows that the molecules which require higher excitation densities show emission lines in a smaller region closer to the center of the protostar condensations.
Some of the answer may lie in the chemistry of the molecular clouds. The similarity of the molecules in the dense interstellar clouds to the reaction products in primitive earth experiments is quite striking. This close link with prebiotic chemistry may imply a universal direction in the synthesis. While it is clear that the primordial synthesis in a molecular cloud is a preview of the organic chemistry to come, it is not necessarily identical to the subsequent synthesis which produces a living organism.
Cosmochemical Evolution and the Origins of Life: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Origin of Life and the First Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, Barcelona, June 25–28, 1973, Volume I: Invite by George Wald (auth.), J. Oró, S. L. Miller, C. Ponnamperuma, R. S. Young (eds.)