Mirror-Image Molecule Far, Far Away
Sagittarius B2 contains a chiral molecule.
For the first time, researchers have discovered a molecule in interstellar space that exhibits chirality: It can exist in two forms that are composed of
the same atoms, but are mirror images of each other.
Think of chiral molecules as being like a pair of gloves. Each glove has five fingers and are made of the same material, but you could never slide a
left-handed glove over your right hand.