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Astrochemistry Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Astrochemistry

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NGC 604, a region of ionized hydrogen in the Triangulum Galaxy.

NGC 604, a region of ionized hydrogen in the Triangulum Galaxy.

Hubble Space Telescope, photo PR96-27B
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Definition: Astrochemistry is the chemistry of outer space. It is usually applied to regions beyond the solar system (which is sometimes termed cosmochemistry). Astrochemistry is an integration of astronomy and chemistry.

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