This infrared JWST image of the #ChameleonI molecular cloud hides a wide array of #ices in its dark interior.
The presence of complex organic molecules such as methanol, ethanol, and acetaldehyde in a cloud suggests that these and simpler ices might be available to planetary systems right from the start.
Link in bio for the Eos article, “Complex organic ices discovered in a star-forming cloud,” by Kimberly M. S. Cartier.
📸 Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and M. Zamani (ESA/Webb); Science: F. Sun (Steward Observatory), Z. Smith (Open University), and the Ice Age ERS Team; CC BY 4.0
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