Another New Molecule Discovered Forming in Space

New research has revealed the presence of a previously unknown molecule in space called 2-methoxyethanol. Scientists found the large, 13-atom molecule in the star forming region NGC 63341. Image Credit: Fried et al. 2924.

The list of chemicals found in space is growing longer and longer. Astronomers have found amino acids and other building blocks of life on comets, asteroids, and even floating freely in space. Now, researchers have found another complex chemical to add to the list.

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