Chemistry in the heart of interstellar clouds

Astrochemistry: at IPR, a unique experimental device to better understand the formation of stars

Scientists from the Institute of Physics of Rennes, thanks to an innovative device capable of simulating the conditions prevailing in interstellar clouds, have been able to correct the chemical thermometer that astronomers use to analyze the temperature of these clouds. These measurements are crucial to assess the possibility of star formation in these clouds.

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