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Large Organic Molecules Detected in Five Protoplanetary Disks

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 12:00 PM

Analysis of unique fingerprints in light emitted from material surrounding young stars has revealed "significant reservoirs" of large organic molecules necessary to form the basis of life, say researchers.

 

Dr. John Ilee, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds who led the study, says the findings suggest that the basic chemical conditions that resulted in life on Earth could exist more widely across the Galaxy.

 

https://phys.org/new...-molecules.html


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Posted 15 September 2021 - 12:19 PM

An international collaboration of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has completed the most extensive chemical composition mapping of the protoplanetary disks around five nearby young stars at high resolution, producing images that capture the molecular composition associated with planetary births, and a roadmap for future studies of the makeup of planet- and comet-forming regions. The new study unlocks clues about the role of molecules in planetary system formation, and whether these young planetary systems in the making have what it takes to host life.

 

https://phys.org/new...vironments.html



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 12:24 PM

The protoplanetary disks studied surround the young stars IM Lup, GM Aur, AS 209, HD 163296, and MWC 480.

http://www.sci-news....isks-10068.html



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 12:31 PM

There's more on ALMA and the organic molecules detected, which included HCN, C2H, and H2CO, HC3N, CH3CN, and c-C3H2, at https://public.nrao....nts-of-planets/



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 02:28 PM

Here's a related article.

 

https://www.scienced...10915111020.htm




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