The 1 mm spectrum of VY Canis Majoris: Chemistry in an O-rich envelope

Emily D. Tenenbaum, Stefanie N. Milam, Aldo J. Apponi, Neville J. Woolf, Lucy M. Ziurys, Fredrik L. Schöier

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We present preliminary results of an unbiased spectral survey at 1 mm of the oxygen-rich supergiant, VY CMa. A number of exotic molecules have been detected, including NaCl and PO, and a relatively rich organic chemistry is observed. Results of the survey will be compared with carbon-rich stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic Matter in Space
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Astrochemistry
  • Circumstellar matter
  • Stars: individual (VY Canis Majoris, IRC +10216)
  • Submillimeter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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