|alcohol in space|
- It is a molecular cloud of gas and dust floating near the center of the milky way around 26,000 light-years from the earth.
- amazingly it contains 10-billion-billion-billion liters of alcohol and almost 463,000,000,000 kilometers in diameter. the Sagittarius B molecular gas cloud contains completely large amounts of vinyl alcohol, which could point towards the origin of complex organic molecules in our galaxy.
- Sagittarius B is an interstellar cloud of dirt and gas set within the neighborhood of the middle of the galaxy and contains vital amounts of advanced organic compounds, evidence that life may be present somewhere else in the universe, aside from Earth. The observations were conducted with the assistance of the twelve Meter Telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona. National Radio Astronomy Observatory researcher Barry Turner said: "The discovery of Sagittarius B vinyl alcohol planet is significant because it gives us an important tool for understanding the formation of complex organic compounds in interstellar space".
- open a pub! Sagittarius B Too bad it's 26,000 light-years away from Earth, not to talk about the fact that the substance in question is not even drinkable.here on represents one of the key compounds in intermediating reactions between different organic molecules, and at the same time the only stable isomer of the C2H4O family which can still be found in interstellar space.
- It is widely believed that gas-phase chemistry dominates most of the reactions between molecules in massive clouds as they collide with one another. Anyway, if this was true, vinyl alcohol and a vast number of other complex substances should not be able to form in sufficient amounts to be detected from such a considerable distance.
- In Sagittarius BSome of the molecules of these substances may contain up to six or more atoms, meaning more complex chemical reactions must take place for them to form.
- For now, the creation and distribution of these complex substances remain a mystery even to the scientists; nonetheless Turner considers that the process could occur in massive clouds of dust and molecular gas in the vicinity of relatively young stars, through the evaporation of icy layers of substance deposited on the surface of dust grains, enabling the creation of a medium substances might act in, through reactions aside from gas-phase chemistrySagittarius B.
- Upon evaporation, these complex molecules could become more susceptible to light and re-emit electromagnetic wavelengths in the radio spectrum to be detected by radio telescopes here on Earth. The chemical makeup of vinyl alcohol enables it to emit radio frequencies in the 2 and 3 millimeters, signature easily detectable in Sagittarius B specific periods of the year