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Physical Sciences: Detection of formaldehyde in external galaxies

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FURTHER to our observations of OH in the edge-on spiral galaxies NGC253 and NGC4945 (ref. 1), we now report the detection of H2CO absorption in both galaxies—the first evidence of this molecule in external galaxies.

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    Whiteoak, J. B., and Gardner, F. F., Astrophys. Lett. (in the press).

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  1. Division of Radiophysics, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia

    • F. F. GARDNER
    •  & J. B. WHITEOAK

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