At the center of our galaxy, scientists have discovered a giant cloud of alcohol

(ORDO NEWS) — It’s not the kind of booze you’d drink to celebrate such a cosmological breakthrough, but scientists were shocked to find massive amounts of alcohol floating around in space. This is reported by the Daily Star.

Specialists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany pointed their powerful telescopes at a giant interstellar cloud of gas and dust known as Sagittarius B2 and found an alcohol molecule.

It is most likely isopropanol, the alcohol used in hand sanitizers that have become an essential part of our daily lives over the past few years.

This is the first time the connection has been discovered outside of Earth, and it is located in a region that is located about 400 light-years from the center of the Milky Way, known as the “birthing ward”.

It is called so because all kinds of celestial bodies, such as stars and comets, are formed in its gigantic space.

Now we can all toast to the fact that we are one step closer to understanding how life might originate on planets.

Also nearby is Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole around which our entire galaxy is formed.

To date, isopropaol is the latest of 276 different organic substances that have already been discovered in space, the study of which is extremely important for our understanding of how life can arise on planets.

The co-author of the latest study, Rob Garrod of the University of Virginia in the US, said: “We are detecting molecules that become more and more complex in the very early stages of star formation.”

“We are increasingly faced with a situation where life potentially gets a head start due to chemistry happening in space very early, before the planet even formed.”


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