ALMA and Rosetta Detect Freon-40 in Space

Organohalogen methyl chloride (Freon-40) discovered by ALMA around the infant stars in IRAS 16293-2422. These same organic compounds were discovered in the thin atmosphere surrounding Comet 67P/C-G by the ROSINA instrument on ESA's Rosetta space probe.

Credit:

B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

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Id:eso1732a
Type:Collage
Release date:2 October 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1732
Size:2400 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 16293-2422
Type:Milky Way : Star
Category:Illustrations

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