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The Chemical Nature of Orion Protostars: Are ORANGES Different from PEACHES? ORANGES II.

Abstract : Understanding the chemical past of our Sun and how life appeared on Earth is no mean feat. The best strategy we can adopt is to study newborn stars located in an environment similar to the one in which our Sun was born and assess their chemical content. In particular, hot corinos are prime targets because recent studies have shown correlations between interstellar complex organic molecules abundances from hot corinos and comets. The ORion ALMA New GEneration Survey aims to assess the number of hot corinos in the closest and best analog to our Sun's birth environment, the OMC-2/3 filament. In this context, we investigated the chemical nature of 19 solar-mass protostars and found that 26% of our sample sources show warm methanol emission indicative of hot corinos. Compared to the Perseus low-mass star-forming region, where the PErseus ALMA CHEmistry Survey detected hot corinos in ~60% of the sources, the hot corinos seem to be relatively scarce in the OMC-2/3 filament. While this suggests that the chemical nature of protostars in Orion and Perseus is different, improved statistics is needed in order to consolidate this result. If the two regions are truly different, this would indicate that the environment is likely playing a role in shaping the chemical composition of protostars.
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Mathilde Bouvier, Cecilia Ceccarelli, Ana López-Sepulcre, Nami Sakai, Satoshi Yamamoto, et al.. The Chemical Nature of Orion Protostars: Are ORANGES Different from PEACHES? ORANGES II.. The Astrophysical Journal, 2022, 929, ⟨10.3847/1538-4357/ac5904⟩. ⟨insu-03705359⟩

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