Astrochemistry: December 2014

New research published today in the journal Physical Review Letters describes how recreating isotopes that occur when a star explodes, can help physicists understand where life-supporting elements may be found in space.

Many aspects of planet formation are controlled by the amount of gas remaining in the natal protoplanetary disk (PPDs).

We study the spatial distribution and chemistry of small hydrocarbons in the Orion Bar PDR.