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ALMA confirms comets forge organic molecules in their dusty atmospheres

An international team of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has made incredible 3-D images of the ghostly atmospheres surrounding comets ISON and Lemmon. These new observations provided important insights into how and where comets forge new chemicals, including intriguing organic compounds.

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