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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 cross section is an important number planetary scientists, astrochemists and the astrophysics community need for models regarding the fate of water on comets, moons, asteroids, other airless bodies and interstellar grains," said Thomas Orlando, the Georgia Tech professor who led the study.
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