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What happened in our universe immediately after the Big Bang and how did life develop over the course of time? These are questions that people have been trying to solve for ages. Therefore, the first chemical compound since the Big Bang was the object of years of search. Researchers have known about its existence from laboratory studies for almost 100 years, yet, it had not been found in space, despite extensive searches. As a result, all chemical model calculations associated with it were called into question. Until now.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.