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The molecular universe

Fraser, Helen J.; McCoustra, Martin R. S. and Williams, David A. (2002). The molecular universe. Astronomy & Geophysics, 43(2) pp. 10–18.

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Molecules play a fundamental role in many regions of our universe. The science where chemistry and astronomy overlap is known as astrochemistry, a branch of astronomy that has risen in importance over recent years. In this article we review the significance of chemistry in several astronomical environments including the early universe, interstellar clouds, star-forming regions and protoplanetary disks. We discuss theoretical models, laboratory experiments and observational data, and present several recent and exciting results that challenge our perception of the “molecular universe”.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 RAS and individual contributors
ISSN: 1468-4004
Keywords: cosmochemistry; molecules
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 37318
Depositing User: Stephen Serjeant
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 09:22
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 11:38
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