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Space sugar!
GoSpeedDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 03:32 | Message # 1
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Now this is interesting news. "Sugar" has been discovered surrounding a young star.

" A team of European and American astronomers have found signs of a simple sugar molecule, glycolaldehyde, in a gas cloud surrounding a young sun-like star. Located 400 light-years away, it's the first time that sugar has been located around such a celestial object — and this indicates that the early building blocks of life are present when planets start to form around stars. "

http://io9.com/5938970/this-sun+like-star-is-surrounded-by-sugar

I fancy a mental image of a star surrounded by a ring of pink cotton candy!
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 03:58 | Message # 2
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The universe truly is an incredible place.




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OrbitalResonanceDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 04:27 | Message # 3
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Alien candy factory




"We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers" - Carl Sagan
 
Antza2Date: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 06:40 | Message # 4
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Next, they'll find this orbiting the star.

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Go to antza2.deviantart.com for cool photos!
 
TalismanDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 19:04 | Message # 5
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I remember reading something about there being a nebula or cloud of dust made of alcohol like molecules. It just goes to show how almost anything can happen/be created. cool




 
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