View Full Version : Molecular Nitrogen Found Outside our Solar System

2005-Sep-13, 01:05 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers have used the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite to detect molecular nitrogen in interstellar space. Nitrogen is common in the Earth's atmosphere, and believed to be the fifth most abundant chemical in the Universe, but astronomers hadn't been able to find it in interstellar molecular clouds, where it's believed to be very common. This discovery should help astronomers better understand the formation of stars and planets out of clouds of dust and gas.

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