Life-forming Cyanide Molecules Discovered Swirling Juvenile Star

April 9, 2015 3:12 PM

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Scientists hunting for life in the universe have found its building blocks around a distant star.

Researchers reported in the journal Nature, finding methyl cyanide in a gas-filled disk around a star called MWC 480, a million year-old star relatively young compared to the sun. However star is twice as big as the sun and shines 10 times brighter. It lies 455 light years away in the constellation ...

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