Volume 92 Issue 7 | p. 32 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 17, 2014

Wild Chemical Environment Detected Inside A Newly Forming Star

Astronomy finding challenges long-held models of star formation
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: star, interstellar clouds, astrochemistry

Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown chemical processing factory inside the workings of a newly forming star—a discovery that may change fundamental models of how stars and planetary systems are born (Nature 2014, DOI: 10.1038/nature13000). A team led by Nami Sakai of the University of Tokyo used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array . . .

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