Complex Organic Molecules Detected in Protoplanetary System MWC 480

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the presence of complex carbon-based molecules – methyl cyanide (CH3CN), cyanoacetylene (HC3N) – and their simpler cousin, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), in a protoplanetary disc surrounding the young star MWC 480. MWC 480 is about twice the mass of our Sun. It is located approximately 455 [...] —> Read More