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.
Telescope: ALMA; ALMA
Band: 10; 10
Center: RA: 17:20:53.42, Dec: -35:46:57.92
Field of View: 0.092 x 0.11 arcminutes