Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Space: The final frontier in silicon chemistry

Silicon, which is one of the most common elements in Earth’s crust, is also sprinkled abundantly throughout interstellar space. The only way to identify silicon-containing molecules in the far corners of the cosmos – and to understand the chemistry that created them – is to observe through telescopes the electromagnetic radiation the molecules emit.



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