Definition of astrochemistry in English:

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astrochemistry

Pronunciation: /astrəʊˈkɛmɪstri/

noun

[mass noun]
The study of molecules and ions 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

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

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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