IRAS 16293-2422 is a triple protostar system located in the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region, which can be seen in the right corner of this image. ESO/S. Guisard
Space & Innovation

Life-Giving Chemical Compound Found Orbiting Infant Stars in Space

The detection of methyl isocyanate, which plays an essential role in the formation of proteins, could help explain how chemicals sparked into living matter on Earth billions of years ago.

Published On 06/08/2017
6:39 PM EDT