Astronomers Detect Ethyl Alcohol, Sugar in Atmosphere of Comet Lovejoy

In a paper in the journal Science Advances, astronomers report the detection of 21 different organic molecules in gas from Comet Lovejoy, including the first identification of ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and the simplest monosaccharide sugar glycolaldehyde in a comet. “We found that Comet Lovejoy was releasing as much alcohol as in at least 500 bottles [...] —> Read More