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April 30, 2021

Complex carbon-based molecules found at Green Bank

Artist's depiction showing complex carbon-based molecules found in space by researchers at the NSF’s Green Bank Observatory. The researchers use special averaging techniques, making it possible to detect the very faint, but unique, radio signals these molecules emit.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant AST 1908576.]

Learn more about this research in the NSF Research News story Found in space: Complex carbon-based molecules. (Date of image: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: April 30, 2021)

Credit: National Science Foundation/Glen Langston

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