Organic Molecule in Space

Experts detect amino acid in Milky Way

Scientists have detected for the first time an organic molecule closely related to an amino acid near the centre of our Milky Way.

The organic molecule, known as "amino acetonitrile", was found with a 30-metre radio telescope in Spain and two radio interferometers in France and Australia in the "Large Molecule Heimat", a giant gas cloud near the galactic centre in the constellation Sagittarius.
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New Organic Molecule in Space

Fig. 2: The Radio telescopes used for the detection of amino acetonitrile: the IRAM 30m Telescope (left), the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer (centre) and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (right).

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