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Mirror-Image Molecule Far, Far Away

Sagittarius B2 contains a chiral molecule.

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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.
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