Large reservoirs of organic material detected around nearby young stars

18. 9. 2021

Detailed observations of protoplanetary discs around 5 nearby stars show complex chemistry similar to what scientists expect around young Sun. Organic compounds are quite common which could mean, that the building block for life could be present throughout the cosmos.

Star HD 163296

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IM Lup Red Dwarf 516.8 2
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GM Aurigae Orange star 520.7 0
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AS 209 Orange star 394.6 2
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HD 163296 White-Blue star 331 4
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MWC 480 White-Blue star 527.6 1
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