Isocyanate de méthyle aux alentours de proto-étoiles de type solaire

ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life. This is the first ever detection of this prebiotic molecule towards solar-type protostars, the sort from which our Solar System evolved. The discovery could help astronomers understand how life arose on Earth.

ALMA Finds Ingredient of Life Around Infant Sun-like Stars. ESO,