Rotating ring of complex organic molecules discovered around newborn star: Chemical diversity in planet forming regions unveiled

Posted by on June 28, 2016 11:24 am
Categories: Science

Researchers have discovered a rotating ring containing large organic molecules around a protostar. This observation definitively shows that organic materials formed in interstellar space are brought into the planet-forming region. Researchers also found that the molecular species brought into the planet-forming region vary from one protostar to another. Chemical composition is a new way to answer the long-standing question of whether or not the Solar System is a typical example of a planetary system.

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