Rosetta Measures Molecular Nitrogen On Comet For First Time, Revealing Secrets Of Early Universe

March 22, 2015 4:59 PM

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The European Space Agency's Rosetta comet probe has measured nitrogen gas at a comet for the first time in history.

The finding could provide insight into the formation of the early universe, the University of Bern reported. Molecular nitrogen is believed to have been the dominant form of nitrogen in the nebula that birthed our universe. The Rosetta technology has allowed researchers to measure this "most wanted ...

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