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H3+ in interstellar space


However, in the presence of the radiation that pervades interstellar space, H3+ can gain energy that causes it to vibrate and lose its symmetry. Here, the electrons are shared among only two of the hydrogen atoms. Asymmetries such as these allow the molecule to emit light and cool down forming stars. Credit: Michele Pavanello

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