GBT detection unlocks exploration of 'aromatic' interstellar chemistry

Astronomers had a mystery on their hands. No matter where they looked, from inside the Milky Way to distant galaxies, they observed a puzzling glow of infrared light. This faint cosmic light, which presents itself as a series of spikes in the infrared spectrum, had no easily identifiable source. It seemed unrelated to any recognizable cosmic feature, like giant interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, or supernova remnants. It was ubiquitous and a bit baffling.

GBT detection unlocks exploration of 'aromatic' interstellar chemistry

Astronomers had a mystery on their hands. No matter where they looked, from inside the Milky Way to distant galaxies, they observed a puzzling glow of infrared light. This faint cosmic light, ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Phys.org

GBT detection unlocks exploration of 'aromatic' interstellar chemistry, Mon 15 Jan 18 from SpaceDaily

GBT Detection Unlocks Exploration of 'Aromatic' Interstellar Chemistry, Thu 11 Jan 18 from Newswise

Detecting the building blocks of aromatics

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Science Now

Mystery Solved! Discovery of Organic Molecules Explains Universe's Infrared Glow

The universe is filled with faintly glowing infrared light, and for decades, astronomers have been trying to figure out why.

Tue 16 Jan 18 from SPACE.com

First aromatic molecule identified in interstellar space

Radio astronomy analysis picks benzonitrile signal out of the noise

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Chemistry World

Radio telescope spots aromatic molecule for first time

Detecting benzonitrile in space could help astronomers zero in on what else is out there

Thu 11 Jan 18 from CandEN

What Stars Will Hatch from the Tarantula Nebula?

Moffett Field, CA (SPX) Jan 15, 2018 To have a full picture of the lives of massive stars, researchers need to study them in all stages - from when they're a mass of unformed gas and dust, ...

Mon 15 Jan 18 from SpaceDaily

Organic molecule benzonitrile detected in space

Washington DC (SPX) Jan 12, 2018 Scientists studying a cold molecular cloud of the Taurus region with radio telescopes have detected the presence of a particular organic molecule called benzonitrile. ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from SpaceDaily

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