The Distribution and Excitation of CH$_3$CN in a Solar Nebula Analog

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Loomis, Ryan A.; Cleeves, L. Ilsedore; Öberg, Karin I.; Aikawa, Yuri; Bergner, Jennifer; Furuya, Kenji; Guzman, V. V.; Walsh, Catherine;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aac169
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

Cometary studies suggest that the organic composition of the early Solar Nebula was rich in complex nitrile species such a CH$_3$CN. Recent ALMA detections in protoplanetary disks suggest that these species may be common during planet and comet formation, but connecting... View more
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