• Sciencebase.com on Facebook
  • Blogroll

Archive for May 13th, 2008

Interstellar Molecular Thermometer

Posted by David Bradley on May 13th, 2008

Carbon monoxideAstronomers have detected for the first time in the ultraviolet region the spectroscopic signature of the carbon monoxide molecule in a galaxy located almost 11 billion light-years away. This molecule has eluded astronomers for a quarter of a century.

The full write-up on the interstellar molecular thermometer can be found here.