Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum

The hunt for chemicals in deep space that could seed life on other planets has yielded a large, fruity moleculeAstronomers searching for thebuilding blocks of life in a giant dust cloud at the heart of the Milky Way have concluded that it would taste vaguely of raspberries.The unanticipated discovery follows years of work by astronomers who trained their 30m radio telescope on the enormous ball of dust and gas in the hope of spotting complex molecules that are vital for life.Continue reading...
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