Origins of life

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The chemical composition of interstellar molecular clouds

  • William M. Irvine
  • Åke Hjalmarson


Relative abundances for molecules observed by radio astronomical techniques have been determined for several interstellar regions with differing physical properties.


Organic Chemistry Geochemistry Relative Abundance Molecular Cloud Interstellar Molecular Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Irvine
    • 1
  • Åke Hjalmarson
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomy ProgramUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Onsala Space ObservatoryOnsalaSweden

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