Science in a Minute 041919 Scientists Find Signature of the First Molecule in the Universe

April 19, 2019 12:08 AM
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In a new study, published in the journal, Nature, scientists report the first detection of what is thought to be the first molecule in the universe. The molecule is called helium hydride. It's a combination of components from hydrogen and helium atoms, back when hydrogen and helium were the only elements to exist in the early universe.