Deciphering the chemistry of the universe with the ALMA telescope

Analysis or “fingerprinting” of chemicals in outer space is now possible thanks to new telescope and laboratory technology.

Combining the cutting-edge capabilities of the ALMA telescope with newly-developed laboratory techniques, scientists are opening a completely new era for deciphering the chemistry of the Universe. A research team demonstrated their breakthrough using ALMA data from observations of the gas in a star-forming region in the constellation Orion.

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