ALMA Finds Organohalogen Methyl Chloride Around Infant Stars

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Credit: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Organohalogen methyl chloride discovered by ALMA around the infant stars in IRAS 16293-2422. These same organic compounds were discovered in the thin atmosphere surrounding 67P/C-G by the Rosetta space probe. The background image of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is from NASA\'s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/news/2017-alma-stars-comet/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Image Type
Collage
Object Name
IRAS 16293-2422
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Protostar

Distance

Universescale1
400 light years
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Subject Category
B.3.1.1  
Subject Name
IRAS 16293-2422
Credits
B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
Release Date
Lightyears
400
Redshift
400
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/news/2017-alma-stars-comet/
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NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
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520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
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Metadata Date
2018-05-14T12:16:01-04:00
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1.1
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Universescalefull
400 light years