ALMA detects ingredient of life around young Sun-like stars
ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life. This is the first ever detection of this prebiotic molecule towards a solar-type protostar, the sort from which our Solar System evolved. The discovery could help astronomers understand how life arose on Earth.
This video gives a very close-up view of what these molecules look like.Mynd/Myndskeið:
|Útgáfudagur:||Jún 8, 2017, 12:00 CEST|
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