News / NASA airborne telescope detects universe's 1st molecule

India TV : Apr 22, 2019, 10:25 AM
NASA's airborne observatory has detected the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe. This is the first time helium hydride has been found in the modern universe. SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 106-inch diameter telescope. It found modern helium hydride in a planetary nebula, a remnant of what was once a Sun-like star. The discovery serves as proof that helium hydride can.