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Ethylene glycol in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

Crovisier, J. and Bockelée-Morvan, D. and Biver, N. and Colom, P. and Despois, D. and Lis, D. C. (2004) Ethylene glycol in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp). Astronomy & Astrophysics, 418 (3). L35-L38. ISSN 0004-6361. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20040116.

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We report the detection of ethylene glycol (HOCH_2CH_2OH) in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) from the analysis of archival radio spectra. Its production rate is ≈0.25% that of water, making it one of the most abundant organic molecules in cometary ices. This detection strengthens the similarity between interstellar and cometary material.

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Additional Information:© 2004 ESO. Article published by EDP Sciences. Received 23 January 2004; Accepted 18 March 2004; Published online 16 April 2004. We thank L. Coudert and H. Müller for fruitful discussions. This research has been supported by the CNRS, the Programme national de planétologie of INSU, and NSF grant AST 2209008 to the CSO. IRAM is supported by INSU/CNRS (France), MPG (Germany) and IGN (Spain).
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Subject Keywords:astrobiology - astrochemistry - comets: general - comets: individuals: C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) - radio lines: solar system - solar system: formation
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Official Citation:Ethylene glycol in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp). J. Crovisier, D. Bockelée-Morvan, N. Biver, P. Colom, D. Despois and D. C. Lis. A&A, 418 3 (2004) L35-L38. DOI:
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