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Paper: Some Notes on Jack Welch's Contributions to Interferometer Observations of Large Interstellar Biomolecules
Volume: 356, Revealing the Molecular Universe: One Antenna Is Never Enough
Page: 187
Authors: Snyder, L.E.
Abstract: It is now generally accepted that the interstellar molecular clouds that produce detectable amounts of large, highly saturated molecules provide the material for star formation. Consequently, those molecules may provide insight for presolar nebular chemistry, and their subset, the biomolecules, may provide information about the biological potential of the associated chemistry for seeding newly formed planets. This research has utilized important properties of interferometric arrays such as high angular resolution over a large field of view, sideband separation, and structural filtering to obtain molecular data on interstellar biomolecules that would have been difficult or impossible to obtain otherwise. In addition, this paper notes some of Jack Welch's important contributions, which helped lead to the interferometric studies of large interstellar biomolecules.
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