Organic Matter

Organic matter, organic material, or natural organic matter refers to the large source of carbon-based compounds found within natural and engineered, terrestrial, and aquatic environments. It is matter composed of organic compounds that have come from the feces and remains of organisms such as plants and animals. Organic molecules can also be made by chemical reactions that do not involve life. Basic structures are created from cellulose, tannin, cutin, and lignin, along with other various proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Organic matter is very important in the movement of nutrients in the environment and plays a role in water retention on the surface of the planet.

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Mars Perseverance Rover Finds Organic Matter in Rock

Perseverance rover finds organic matter 'treasure' on Mars

NASA Breakthrough as Rover Finds Strong Signal of Organic Matter on Mars

The Perseverance rover is finding more and more organic matter on Mars

Global Cancer Risk From Burning Organic Matter Comes From Unregulated Chemicals

Global cancer risk from burning organic matter comes from unregulated chemicals

Two Asteroids Discovered To Have Complex Organic Matter

Scientists Surprised by Objects of “Complex Organic Matter” in Asteroid Belt

The molecular characteristics of the dissolved organic matter pool in a eutrophic coastal bay

Samples from Curiosity Mars Rover Suggest Possibility of Past Organic Matter

Researchers Find Organic Matter and Water in Sample from Asteroid Itokawa

Organic matter and water from asteroid Itokawa

For The First Time, Organic Matter Crucial For Life Has Been Found on an Asteroid's Surface

For The First Time, Organic Matter Crucial For Life Has Been Found on an Asteroid's Surface

The role of nanobacteria in the organic matter cycle in freshwater systems

Sea Stars May Be “Drowning” – Organic Matter, Bacteria Doom Starfish to Oxygen Depletion