Apponi of the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory in Tucson found vinyl alcohol near the center of the Milky Way in the gas and dust cloud Sagittarius B2
. The astrochemists used the 12 Meter Telescope on Kitt Peak near Tucson to detect the molecule's characteristic radio emissions.
They detected the sugar's signature radio emissions in the star-forming region Sagittarius B2
(North), near the center of the Milky Way.
Snyder (University of Illinois) detected four discrete millimeter-wave emissions from [N.sub.2]O while pointing the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 12-meter antenna toward Sagittarius B2
, a giant molecular cloud 25,000 light-years away.
The IRAM 30 m telescope in Spain was used to detect emission from molecules in the star-forming region Sagittarius B2
, close to the center of our galaxy.
Scientists have found glycolaldehyde in two other sweet spots in space: the vast cloud of gas called Sagittarius B2
, located near the center of the Milky Way; and another region 26,000 light years away from Earth with the highly memorable name of G31.41+0.31.
Known as Sagittarius B2
, this extremely cold mass of star-forming gas and dust is located near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
was made by searching the radio source Sagittarius B2
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, known as the ALMA Observatory, a group of radio telescopes funded partially through the National Science Foundation, researchers studied the gaseous star-forming region Sagittarius B2
In 2000, the researchers detected the molecule in a region of the star-forming cloud Sagittarius B2
that has a temperature of about 50 kelvins.
Also, biomarkers like glycine and sugar-glycolaldehyde have been identified in Sagittarius B2
, a dense star-forming cloud of interstellar gas at the heart of Milky Way Galaxy.
The molecules, ethyl formate and n-propyl cyanide, were detected in the star-forming region of space known as Sagittarius B2
and represent two different types of molecule - the esters and alkyl cyanides - which were found in a giant dust cloud at the heart of our galaxy.
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.