A Rigorous Attempt to Verify Interstellar Glycine

  title={A Rigorous Attempt to Verify Interstellar Glycine},
  author={Lewis E. Snyder and Francis J. Lovas and Jan M. Hollis and Douglas N. Friedel and Phil R. Jewell and Anthony J. Remijan and Vadim V. Ilyushin and Eugen A Alekseev and Stanislav F. Dyubko},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={914 - 930}
In 2003, Kuan and coworkers reported the detection of interstellar glycine (NH2CH2COOH) based on observations of 27 lines in 19 different spectral bands in one or more of the sources Sgr B2(N-LMH), Orion KL, and W51 e1/e2. They supported their detection report with rotational temperature diagrams for all three sources. In this paper we present essential criteria that can be used in a straightforward analysis technique to confirm the identity of an interstellar asymmetric rotor such as glycine… 
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