The Lyman and Werner band systems of deuterated molecular hydrogen (HD) occur in the far UV range below 1200 u The high sensitivity of the FUSE mission can give access, at moderate resolution, to hot stars shining through translucent clouds, in the hope of observing molecular cores in which deuterium is essentially in the form of HD. Thus, the measurement of the HD/H2 ratio may become a new powerful tool to evaluate the deuterium abundance, D/H, in the interstellar medium. We report here on the detection of HD toward the high extinction star HD 73882 (EB V = 0.72). A preliminary analysis is presented. Subject headings: ISM: abundances — ISM: clouds — ISM: lines and bands — ISM: molecules — ultraviolet: ISM

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