within the massive hot molecular cores of Orion KL and Sagittarius B2
The chemical was found in a region near the centre of our Milky Way galaxy in an interstellar cloud, Sagittarius B2
, that is actively forming stars.
The molecule, propylene oxide, was found "in an enormous star-forming cloud of dust and gas knows as Sagittarius B2
," according to (https://public.
By searching the cloud Sagittarius B2
, researchers found the first branched organic chemical in interstellar space: isopropyl cyanide.
In the latest survey, astronomers sifted through thousands of signals from Sagittarius B2
, a vast dust cloud at the centre of our galaxy.
described how his group used four radio telescopes spanning the United States from California to Massachusetts to observe the molecular cloud Sagittarius B2
North at a wavelength of 1 centimeter [and obtained] a distance to the galactic center of 23,000 [+ or -] 4,000 light-years.
The molecules were detected in the star-forming region of space known as Sagittarius B2
in a giant dust cloud at the heart of our galaxy.
The Milky Way nebula, Sagittarius B2
, has revealed data suggesting the presence of aldehyde molecules that typically assist in the formation of amino acids, and scientists have reported their discovery of glycolaldehyde, a simple sugar.
The astronomers detected the eight-atom sugar molecule glycolaldehyde in a gas-and-dust cloud called Sagittarius B2
Molecules of a simple sugar, glycolaldehyde, were detected in a cloud of gas and dust called Sagittarius B2
about 26,000 light years away.
But while the popular sweet treat measures 18cms the gas cloud, known as Sagittarius B2
, stretches for light years.
The ALMA observatory was used to study Sagittarius B2
, a region of the ongoing star formation in the galactic centre of the Milky Way which is where the molecule was discovered.