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astrochemistry(ass-troh-kem -iss-tree) The study of the chemistry of celestial bodies and of the intervening regions of space. It involves the detection and identification, principally by spectroscopy, of the inorganic and organic chemicals present and the study of the reactions by which these neutral and charged atoms and molecules could have been produced and of future chemical processes. See also molecular-line radio astronomy.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The science that applies the principles of chemistry to matter in space.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.