Astronomers in a distant star system have identified compounds necessary for life forms to exist.
ALMA or Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope was used to identify MCW 480 where life sustaining compounds are found.
ALMA is the world’s powerful telescope on Earth.
MCW 480 is 44 light years away from Earth.
“The very rich organic chemistry present in the young solar system, as evidenced by cometary compositions, is far from unique. It thus seems likely that the prebiotic chemistry that took place in the solar system, including Earth, is also happening elsewhere,” said study lead author, Karin Oberg from Massachusetts’ Astrophysics Harvard-Smithsonian Center.
MCW 480 star is twice as big as our solar system sun. The solar system of MCW 480 is newly formed.
Astronomers couldn’t detect any planet formation in MCW 480 and they believe that the discovered life sustaining compounds could be dissolved by massive events, blasts and radiation blasts.
Asteroid and comet study has revealed that our solar system’s nebula which has given rise to sun and planets was abundant in organic, water and complex compounds.
Astronomers are searching to find similar chemistry somewhere in the universe like the regions where there is possibility of formation of other solar system that is not like ours.
The findings have been published in the journal Nature.