ALMA detects methyl isocyanate around young Sun-like stars (artist's impression)
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 artist's impression gives a very close-up view of what these molecules look like.Të drejtat:
|Data e Publikimit:||Qer 8, 2017, 12:00 CEST|
|Publikime të ngjashme:||eso1718|
|Përmasat:||6000 x 3375 px|