Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Astrochemistry is the study of chemistry that happens in outer space. Spectroscopy is the main technique used to analyze this because of the large distances that are between us  and the objects undergoing chemistry. The majority of outer space consists of hydrogen and helium, so the elements dealt with are not very diverse; however, at the extreme temperatures that occur out in space some amazing chemistry can take place. What do you think these extremely high and low temperatures would cause to happen chemically? Also do you think the fact that the objects are incredibly large out in space can cause changes in the chemistry?


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