Friday, August 10, 2012

*******There's alcohol IN SPACE********

Astronomers discovered a cloud of alcohol called The Sagittarius B2 in part of the Milky Way where stars are forming from gas and dust. The good news: the alcohol cloud is 463 billion kilometers (about 288 miles) across. The bad news: the cloud is made of methyl alcohol, the undrinkable cousin of ethyl alcohol (drinking alcohol). 
This discovery challenges the old conventional view that complex organic molecules, like alcohol, couldn't exist in the middle of space. It's possible that molecules like the ones found in this cloud helped create life on Earth.