Heavy Water in NGC 6334I
Composite ALMA image of NGC 6334I, a star-forming region in the Cat’s Paw Nebula, taken with the Band 10 receivers, ALMA’s highest-frequency vision. The blue component is heavy water (HDO) streaming away from either a single protostar or a small cluster of protostars. The orange region is the “continuum emission” in the same region, which scientists found is extraordinarily rich in molecular fingerprints, including glycoaldehyde, the simplest sugar-related molecule.
Credit: B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF
|Center||RA: 17:20:53.42, Dec: -35:46:57.92|
|Field of View||0.092 x 0.11 arcminutes|
Categories:Astrochemistry Star Formation and Protostars Stars
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