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Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space

Phys.org - Wed 17 Apr 19

In the beginning, more than 13 billion years ago, the Universe was an undifferentiated soup of three simple, single-atom elements.

Astronomers Find Oldest Type of Molecule in Space

Discover Magazine - Wed 17 Apr 19

Everything has a beginning. That’s true for stories, for people, for the universe and even for chemistry. The Big Bang itself produced just a handful of elements (variations of hydrogen, helium ...

Astronomers find oldest type of molecule in space, Astronomy.com - Wed 17 Apr 19

We’ve found the first type of molecule to form after the big bang

Newscientist - Wed 17 Apr 19

The first atoms fused into molecules about 400,000 years after the big bang, and now we’ve seen signs of those earliest types of molecule in a distant nebula

First molecular bond in the universe found at last

Cosmos Magazine - Wed 17 Apr 19

Long theorised but never observed, helium hydride has now been observed in a young nebula. Andrew Masterson reports.

The first type of molecule to form in the universe has been seen in space

ScienceNews - Wed 17 Apr 19

The chemistry of the universe began with helium hydride. Scientists have just seen it in outer space for the first time.

NASA Detects Universe’s Earliest Molecule for the First Time

Extremetech - Thu 18 Apr 19

Scientists have long suspected that helium hydride was the first molecule in the universe, but no one has ever detected it in space until now. NASA researchers have spotted helium hydride many ...

Scientists Find the Universe’s Earliest Molecule in Space

Geek.com - Thu 18 Apr 19

For many years, HeH+, the helium hydride ion, was thought to be the first molecule formed after the Big Bang’s aftermath, however, no one could detect its whereabouts. Now, with the help ...

The FIRST type of molecule formed in the universe after the Big Bang is found

Daily Mail - Thu 18 Apr 19

Led by the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany, the discovery was made using a telescope which is carried up into the Earth's atmosphere by a special aeroplane.

Astronomers Finally Spot Universe's First Molecule in Distant Nebula

SPACE.com - Thu 18 Apr 19

A flying observatory has pinpointed the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang.

Astronomers finally find the earliest molecule in the Universe

ZME Science - Thu 18 Apr 19

The breakthrough validates our current models of how the universe works.

Astronomers discover universe's very first molecule in dying star - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Wed 17 Apr 19

Using NASA's SOFIA, scientists finally pin down the elusive ancient molecule in space for the first time

NASA finally found evidence of the universe's earliest molecule

Engadget - Wed 17 Apr 19

Scientists have long suspected that, around 100,000 years after the big bang, helium and hydrogen combined to form the first molecule, helium hydride. That helped the universe begin ...

Universe's first molecules finally found in space

CandEN - Wed 17 Apr 19

Observation of long-sought molecule could change astrochemical models

A Modified 747 Helped Spot Evidence of the Universe's First Atomic Bond

Gizmodo - Wed 17 Apr 19

Scientists have spotted evidence of the earliest chemistry in the Universe, thanks to measurements taken from a telescope aboard a modified Boeing 747.Read more...

Helium hydride ion detected in space for the first time

Chemistry World - Wed 17 Apr 19

Terahertz rotational spectroscopy identifies long-sought molecular bond in a nebula

Universe’s First Molecule Detected in Space for the First Time Ever

Livescience - Wed 17 Apr 19

Researchers just found evidence of the universe's very first molecule swirling around a dead star in a distant nebula.

SOFIA uncovers ones of the building blocks of the early Universe

SpaceDaily - Wed 24 Apr 19

Bonn, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2019 The helium hydride ion, to give HeH+ its full name, once posed something of a dilemma for science. Although its existence has been known from laboratory studies ...

Universe’s first molecule detected in space

The Hindu - Fri 19 Apr 19

Helium hydride ion, the first molecule that formed almost 14 billion years ago, was detected by NASA's flying observatory SOFIA towards a planetary nebula.

Universe's first type of molecule found at last

SpaceDaily - Fri 19 Apr 19

Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2019 The first type of molecule that ever formed in the universe has been detected in space for the first time, after decades of searching. Scientists discovered ...