Complex Hydrocarbons in Space (image) DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Caption An asteroid belt orbits a star in this artist's rendering. In a new study, experiments at Berkeley Lab explored possible chemical pathways that could form complex hydrocarbons -- like those found in some meteorite samples -- in space. Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.