Astrochemistry: November 2018

Aims. Based on measurements by the Ulysses spacecraft and high-resolution modelling of the motion of interstellar dust (ISD) through the heliosphere we predict the ISD flow in the inner planetary system and on to the Earth.

The formyl radical HCO has been proposed as the basic precursor of many complex organic molecules such as methanol (CH3OH) or glycolaldehyde (CH2OHCHO).