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Title: The Chemistry of Interstellar Space
Url: http://www.vega.org.uk/video/programme/64
Publisher: Vega Science Trust
Description: This video lecture explores the chemistry of the hordes of molecules in the interstellar medium revealed by radioastronomical observations of our galaxy. Extremely fast reactions result in the high abundance of complex organic compounds in the space between the stars. The chemistry of the interstellar medium illustrates that complex synthesis occurs under totally abiotic conditions. The specific reactions that occur in the dark polyatomic interstellar regions are discussed in terms of cosmic ray induced primary ionization followed by specific secondary ion molecule reactions. The lecture shows that the high abundance of complex carbon compounds is due to the chemistry of the helium ions. Finally, it is explained how radiation collapses matter so that it aggregates into galaxies. The video is 1 hour in length.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Information resources (General) -- Information resources (General) -- Information in specific formats or media -- Motion pictures. Video recordings
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Astronomy -- Special topics, A-Z -- Interstellar matter
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Chemistry -- Special topics, A-Z -- Helium
Science -- Astronomy -- Astrophysics (General) -- Radio astrophysics
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Interstellar matter
Science -- Astronomy -- Non-optical methods of astronomy -- Radio astronomy
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Fluids. Fluid mechanics -- Special liquefied gases, A-Z -- Helium
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Physical sciences
Resource Type: Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
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Language: English
Rights: The Vega Science Trust
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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