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  • noun chemistry, astronomy A chemist or astronomer whose speciality is astrochemistry


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  • B.B.C. News: 'Detailed analysis has shown that the sample, known as MM40, has a chemical composition unlike any other fragment of fallen space rock.

    'This, say experts, raises questions about where it originated in the Solar System and how it was created.

    'It also means that astrochemists must expand their list of the combinations of materials in planetary crusts.

    'The detailed analysis of MM04 was led by Matthieu Gounelle from the Laboratory of Mineralogy and Cosmochemistry at the French Natural History Museum.'

    April 7, 2009