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astrochemistry

Syllabification: as·tro·chem·is·try
Pronunciation: /ˌastrōˈkeməstrē
 
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Definition of astrochemistry in English:

noun

The study of the chemical substances and species occurring in stars and interstellar space.
Example sentences
  • Within a century of Comte's death, thanks to the invention of the spectroscope, much of astronomy had become astrochemistry - a science he had roundly declared impossible.
  • The identification of elements and compounds is critical to all areas to which chemistry is applied, from astrochemistry and biochemistry to geochemistry and industrial chemistry.
  • The dynamic field of astrochemistry brings together ideas of physics, astrophysics, biology and chemistry to the study of molecules between stars, around stars and on planets.

Derivatives

astrochemical

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The astrochemical laboratory is the hyper-rarefied, mostly weightless, extreme-temperature environment people colloquially call outer space.
  • Hence, there are several interesting astrochemical questions that are of great interest to astrobiology.
  • A series of psychic manifestations is closely connected with atmospheric and astrochemical events.

astrochemist

2
Pronunciation: /ˈastrōˌkemist/
noun
Example sentences
  • That bias gave way several years ago, when astrochemists discovered molecules of ammonia and formaldehyde containing two deuterium atoms, adds Liz.
  • In just a few dozen years, astrochemists have gone from knowing nothing of molecules in space, to finding a plethora of them practically everywhere.
  • At such distances the salt should be so cold it should all have condensed into solid grains, which are undetectable to astrochemists.

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