Sagittarius B2 (North)

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The giant molecular cloud, known as Sagittarius B2 (North), as seen by the NSF's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in New Mexico. This is the cloud in which scientists using the 12 Meter Telescope detected the simple sugar molecule glycolaldehyde (see Press Release). This VLA image shows hydrogen gas in a region nearly 3 light-years across. In this image, red indicates stronger radio emission; blue weaker. The 12 Meter Telescope studied this region at much shorter wavelengths, which revealed the evidence of sugar molecules.

Investigator(s):  R. Gaume, M. Claussen, C. De Pree, W.M. Goss, and D. Mehringer

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    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 2000-00-00 
    Type of Observation Unknown 
    Center of Image RA: 17:47:20.40, Dec: -28:23:7.00 (J2000)  
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