What are the Ingredients of a Baby Solar System?

Ewine van Dishoeck, winner of the 2018 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, discusses her work in the origin, structure, and composition of the cosmos.

Travel across the galaxy with Ewine van Dishoeck to peek in on a stellar nursery. Van Dishoeck won the 2018 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics for her work uncovering the chemistry of interstellar clouds, the vast areas of gas and dust between stars where new solar systems are born. Her research has revealed how molecules like water are created and destroyed in space. She demonstrated that the raw ingredients for life as we know it are not only present, but bountiful.


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