The interstellar N2 abundance towards HD 124314 from far-ultraviolet observations

@article{Knauth2004TheIN,
  title={The interstellar N2 abundance towards HD 124314 from far-ultraviolet observations},
  author={D. Knauth and B. Andersson and S. McCandliss and H. Moos},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={429},
  pages={636-638}
}
The abundance of interstellar molecular nitrogen (N2) is of considerable importance: models of steady-state gas-phase interstellar chemistry, together with millimetre-wavelength observations of interstellar N2H+ in dense molecular clouds predict that N2 should be the most abundant nitrogen-bearing molecule in the interstellar medium. Previous attempts to detect N2 absorption in the far-ultraviolet or infrared (ice features) have hitherto been unsuccessful. Here we report the detection of… Expand

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