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Giant Methanol Cloud Detected in Space

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posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 11:57 PM

Originally posted by jazz_psyker
Hey this isn't a dooms day prediction, its a cloud of salvation.

And this isn't a dance hall buddy, its a candy store.

If your refering to the Methanol cloud (Which you most obviously are), no it's not a cloud of salvation, Methanol is toxic to us, it's ethanol that we drink as alcohol.

Also, if the Earth passed through it, well I don't know but we might end up being flooded out by poison alcohol.

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 12:04 AM
Considering that it's 1.95 ± 0.04 kiloparsecs away, in the Perseus Spiral Arm of the Milky Way, I really doubt that it's going to come anywhere near the Solar System.

Also, ABC seems to be a bit slow in reporting this. As I did a bit of dsigging, I found that it was discovered (at least) almot six months ago. Doesn't change the neatness of the discovery, though.

More information:
Galactic Surveyors - Perseus Spiral Arm of the Milky Way much closer than thought

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 12:07 AM
So I read that 130 organic molecules or so have also been found so far in space.

hmmm, asteroids loaded with gold, all the alcohol you can stand, is space a frontier we are ready for?

Time to start partying and going after some of that stuff in my opinion.

Of course someone will have to first figure out the alcohol logistics which would involve safely and economically transporting the alcohol back to Earth. Just imagine what would happen if the Earth passed through a massive cloud of beer.

Ok, I'm being serious now. It's great that so much alcohol has been discovered in space. I suppose a star may form from all of this alcohol and perhaps some stars have already formed.

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 12:19 AM
Yeah, did'nt think there was any possibilitie of our little planet passing through it, just sorta thinking about stuff.

Anyways, what if they do indeed find a giant cloud of beer in space next?

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 10:25 AM
Isn't alcohol; all alcohol, the product of fermentation? If so, what was the product used as the fermentation medium? Is it a leak from a dark matter brew pub?

Just who is the cosmic brewmiester?

I'm not gonna imbibe just any old juice.

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 11:50 AM
It can also be formed through a series of chemical reactions.

Wikipedia - Methanol Production

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 09:45 PM
If it came to earth all energy problems would be solved, someone could light it and boom the entire planet turns into a sun.

methonal hu, which is produced by farts, so what could have brought about such a huge cloud?

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