Complex organic molecules in the interstellar medium: IRAM 30 m line survey of Sagittarius B2(N) and (M)

  title={Complex organic molecules in the interstellar medium: IRAM 30 m line survey of Sagittarius B2(N) and (M)},
  author={Arnaud Belloche and Holger S. P. Muller and Karl M. Menten and Peter Schilke and Claudia Comito},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
The discovery of amino acids in meteorites and the detection of glycine in samples returned from a comet to Earth suggest that the interstellar chemistry is capable of producing such complex organic molecules. Our goal is to investigate the degree of chemical complexity that can be reached in the ISM. We performed an unbiased, spectral line survey toward Sgr B2(N) and (M) with the IRAM 30m telescope in the 3mm window. The spectra were analyzed with a simple radiative transfer model that assumes… Expand
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