Astrochemistry is the study of the chemical make-up of the universe, and the reactions and interactions that take place in stars and other astronomical bodies. Astrochemists use telescopes to gather and decode data such as the emission spectra of distant stars to delve deeper into the many Things We Don’t Know about these bodies. They also make use of the information that is constantly coming in from space probes like Voyager, that have been sent out to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.
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On scales too small to see are weird and wonderful particles. Their bizarre properties make up the world around us, yet we hardly know a thing about them!
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Water is vital for our survival, but how much do we really know about it?
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The search for alien life catches many people's imagination and has always been a very public branch of science. So with all this investigation, why has our search revealed nothing? Are we truly alone in the Universe?
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