ALMA detects methyl isocyanate 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 image shows the spectacular region of star formation where methyl isocyanate was found. The insert shows the molecular structure of this chemical.

Autorska prava:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/L. Calçada

O slici

Id:eso1718a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:8. jun 2017. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1718
Veličina:4500 x 4500 px

O objektu

Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Kategorija:Illustrations
Stars

Formati slika

Veliki JPEG
10,3 MB
JPEG izdanje
8,1 MB

Zumiranje


Wallpapers

1024x768
323,7 KB
1280x1024
544,7 KB
1600x1200
827,8 KB
1920x1200
1,1 MB
2048x1536
1,4 MB

 

Takođe pogledajte