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Multi-molecular views of a stellar nursery

New detectors for radio telescopes can map emissions from many different molecules simultaneously across interstellar clouds. One such pioneering study has probed a wide area of a star-forming cloud in the Orion constellation.

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Figure 1: Mapping Orion B.

A, Bob Fera; B, P. Gratier et al./Ref. 3

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Wiseman, J., Sewilo, M. Multi-molecular views of a stellar nursery. Nature 546, 37–39 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature22499

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