This reprint from the Summer 1990 issue of Smithsonian Institution Research Reports discusses exotic molecules—spices—that yield clues to star formation and teach us about chemical bonds which appear to form differently from the way they do on earth.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Caroline Lupfer, "Molecular clouds and molecules: spices in the cosmic soup," Appl. Opt. 29, 5036-5037 (1990)