Organic molecules observed in nascent star system

April 9, 2015 4:25 AM

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Hydrogen cyanide and methyl cyanide have been found in the disk surrounding a million-year-old star.

A team led by Karin Oberg of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has found the first evidence for complex organic molecules in the protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star. According to a CfA statement, Oberg and colleagues used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array ...

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