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as·tro·chem·is·try

 (ăs′trō-kĕm′ĭ-strē)
n.
The chemistry of stars and interstellar space.

as′tro·chem′ist n.

astrochemistry

(ˌæstrəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ)
n
1. (Chemistry) the study of the chemistry of celestial bodies and space, esp by means of spectroscopy
2. (Astronomy) the study of the chemistry of celestial bodies and space, esp by means of spectroscopy
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The astrochemical model can be applied to astronomers' observations to help them understand the growth in different parts of the universe.
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Anions have so far been neglected in most of the current astrochemical models, but our findings suggest that they might play" an important role in these chemical networks," says Sandra Brunken of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.