Scientists have identified The Largest Alcohol Molecule in Space Near the Center of the Milky Way.
For the first time, normal-propanol has been detected in a star-forming region, along with isopropanol that has never been seen in the interstellar form before
The alcohol molecules were discovered by the Sagitarrius B2 (Sg2 B2), which sits near the center of the Milky Way and close to Sagittarius A* (SGR A*)
It provides a higher resolution and a greater level of sensitivity that allows them to identify molecules that they don't see before
ALMA can detect narrow spectral lines and lab work that characterizes the signatures from the propanol isomers in space.
The ALMA has contributed to a new level of understanding regarding the formation of stars in the Milky Way.