The Chemistry of Interstellar Space

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Presenter: Bill Klemperer

Published: March 2009

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Vega


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Radioastronomical observations of our galaxy have revealed hordes of molecules in the interstellar medium. Extremely fast reactions result in the high abundance of complex organic compounds in the space between the stars. Amazingly, the key to all this is the chemistry of the helium ion!

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