Scientists have detected an example of the first type of molecule in the universe in space.
According to NASA's Aeronautics and Space Agency, the Stratosphere Observatory (SOFIA) for Infrared Astronomy has identified an example of a molecule called "helium hydride", formed by the incorporation of helium and hydrogen atoms, known as the first molecule in the universe.
3,000 light-years away from the Earth's Cygnus constellation near the planetary nebula "NGC 7027", detected in space for the first time, was observed in space.
What is known has been confirmed
The director of the SOFIA Science Center, Harold Yorke, said the observation confirmed the facts about the early chemistry of the universe: "This molecule was actually there. But it had to be observed with the right tools in the correct position and SOFIA did it perfectly . " used expressions.
Scientists estimate that helium hydride, formed about 100,000 years after the Big Bang, is the first example of molecules, the smallest basic structure of chemical compounds formed by groups of interconnected atoms.
The results of the study were published in the journal Nature.