An international group of astrologers, conducting research for comet Lovejoy, made a sensational discovery. Scientists have recorded that the comet emits into space large amounts of alcohol, is also 1 type of sugar.
The comet C/2013 Q2, famous in addition, as comet Lovejoy, with the help of a powerful 30-meter telescope of the Institute of radio astronomy, trapped in the mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, the identified chemical compounds 21 organic substances such as ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH) is also 1 normal monosaccharide - glycolaldehyde (CH2OHCHO).
"We are convinced that comet Lovejoy allocates about the same amount of alcohol, how much is 500 bottles of wine, every second, at the time, remains at the peak of their activity", -quotes the journal Science Advances to the head of research Nicholas beaver of the Paris Observatory.
When observing the comet itself, the space body was located in 90 million miles from Earth, but researchers managed to catch comet Lovejoy at its most vivid and spectacular phase, when C/2013 Q2 was close to the Sun, pulling their own "tail". To study this "tail" of the comet, composed of dust and gas, was applied to the spectral analyzer, which showed the best in the composition of the emitted comet drugs alcohol compounds.
This discovery marks a 1st in the history of science the case when ethyl alcohol is available in the preparation of the comet that is considered further evidence in favor of the hypothesis, according to which comets could be the source of difficult organic molecules needed for the origin of life. Some researchers believe that specifically conflicts of comets with the ancient Land have become the source of complex organic molecules on the surface of the planet, which also could contribute to the emergence of life on it.
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