Newly detected molecules in dense interstellar clouds.

W. M. Irvine, L. W. Avery, P. Friberg, H. E. Matthews, L. M. Ziurys

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The last year or so has seen the identification of several new interstellar molecules, including C2S, C3S, C5H, C6H, and (probably) HC2CHO in the cold, dark cloud TMC-1; and the discovery of the first interstellar phosphorous-containing molecule, PN, in the Orion "plateau" source. Further interesting results include the observations of 13C3H2 and C3HD, and the first detection of HCOOH (formic acid) in a cold cloud.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-180
Number of pages14
JournalAstrophysical letters & communications
StatePublished - 1988

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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