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Astrochemistry: October 2015


Theoretical studies have revealed that dust grains are usually moving fast through the turbulent interstellar gas, which could have significant effects upon molecular cloud chemistry by modifying grain accretion.

A team of NASA-funded scientists has solved an enduring mystery from the Apollo missions to the moon the origin of organic matter found in lunar samples returned to Earth.

Comet Lovejoy lived up to its name by releasing large amounts of alcohol as well as a type of sugar into space, according to new observations by an international team.