A search for biologically significant molecules in the interstellar medium (ISM) is currently being undertaken with the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) of the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) at millimetre wavelengths. The search includes several chiral molecules, and glycine, the simplest amino acid. Some first results from this search are presented here.
Bioastronomy 2002: Life Among the Stars
- Pub Date:
- June 2004