posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 01:21 PM
"A sugar molecule linked to the origin of life was discovered in a potentially habitable region of our galaxy."
"The molecule, called glycolaldehyde, was spotted in a large star-forming area of space around 26,000 light-years from Earth in the less-chaotic
outer regions of the Milky Way. This suggests the sugar could be common across the universe, which is good news for extraterrestrial-life seekers."