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.

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Yayın tarihi:08 Haziran 2017 12:00
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