Astronomers detect largest organic molecule ever found in a stellar ‘dust trap’

  • Astronomers detect largest organic molecule ever found in a stellar ‘dust trap’

    Posted by metta on March 8, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Astronomers detect largest organic molecule ever found in a stellar ‘dust trap’


    Within the dusty ring, the researchers saw clear traces of an organic compound called dimethyl ether — a large molecule that’s commonly detected in stellar nurseries (cold, dusty regions of space where new stars form) and is a precursor to crucial building blocks of life, such as amino acids and sugars

    https://www.livescience.com/largest-organic-molecule-plant-forming-disk

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