GreenTracker| ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has deciphered the chemical fingerprints of potential life-enabling organic molecules in the Orion Nevula, a nearby stellar nursery in our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists are thrilled with this revolutionary information on how organic molecules form in space.
A characteristic feature of the Orion spectrum is the spectral richness: among the molecules that can be identified in this spectrum are water, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, methanol, dimethyl ether, hydrogen cyanide, sulphur oxide, sulphur dioxide and their isotope analogues. It is expected that new organic molecules will also be identified. via Science Daily