The search for complex molecules in comets

TitreThe search for complex molecules in comets
Type de publicationConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuteursCrovisier, J., Biver N., Bockelée-Morvan D., Colom P., Despois D., and Lis D. C.
ÉditeurWilson, A.
Conference NameESA Special Publication
Date PublishedJan

Many new cometary molecules were detected by microwave spectroscopy in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp). Ethylene glycol, recently identified, is up to now the most complex of them. This demonstrates the power of this technique for the chemical investigations of comets.