Boozy comet expels massive amounts of alcohol into space

WIRED, OCTOBER 26, 2015

A comet, aptly named Lovejoy, has been discovered releasing huge quantities of alcohol and sugar out into space, according to Nasa.

A team from the Paris Observatory in France found 21 organic molecules in gas being expelled from the comet, including ethyl alcohol, the same type you’d find in alcoholic drinks, and glycolaldehyde, a simple sugar.

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