Life’s first handshake: Chiral molecule detected in interstellar space

Posted by on June 14, 2016 6:21 pm
Categories: Science

A team of scientists using highly sensitive radio telescopes has discovered the first complex organic chiral molecule in interstellar space. The molecule, propylene oxide (CH3CHOCH2), was found near the center of our Galaxy in an enormous star-forming cloud of dust and gas known as Sagittarius B2.

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