In the Milky Way there is an interesting region of stellar formation known to scientists under the designation G35.20-0.74N. As shown by her research using the ground-based telescope ALMA (Atacama, Chile), it is excessively filled with nitrogen compounds. This section is in the southeast of the Butterfly Nebula. The presence of such a large number of nitrogen compounds has caused many questions from researchers who are surely going to find answers to them.
The study was led by Dutch scientists from the School of Astronomy of the Netherlands. Data obtained with the help of the ALMA telescope have been studied in detail molecular gas clouds, which have signs of characteristic stellar formation.
This particular disc showed large quantities of oxygen-containing and sulfur-containing hydrocarbons throughout. In addition to a large number of nitrogen-containing compounds, oxygen, sulfur and a hydrocarbon were also found in some star forming regions of the Butterfly Nebula. Plus, the G35.20-0.74N area was 150 degrees hotter than the rest of the nebula.
Based on these observations, scientists have made the assumption that in this area, specific stars with a poisonous environment of cyanides, many of which are nitrogen molecules, can be born. Scientists know very little about such compounds, because on the ground with them it is quite dangerous to work because of increased toxicity.