Volume 418, Number 3, May II 2004
|Page(s)||L35 - L38|
|Published online||16 April 2004|
Letter to the Editor
Ethylene glycol in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
2 Observatoire de Bordeaux, BP 89, 33270 Floirac, France
3 California Institute of Technology, MS 320-47, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Corresponding author: J. Crovisier email@example.com
Accepted: 18 March 2004
We report the detection of ethylene glycol (HOCH2CH2OH) in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) from the analysis of archival radio spectra. Its production rate is 0.25% that of water, making it one of the most abundant organic molecules in cometary ices. This detection strengthens the similarity between interstellar and cometary material.
Key words: astrobiology / astrochemistry / comets: general / comets: individuals: C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) / radio lines: solar system / solar system: formation
© ESO, 2004
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