Milky Way Could Taste Like Raspberries, Astronomer Says

Those drunks scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy are at it again. While looking for amino acids in the Sagittarius B2 region they found how the galaxy tastes. It wasn't chicken.

Instead of amino acids—the building blocks of life—they found ethyl formate, which is the molecule responsible for the taste of raspberries.

One of the astronomers responsible for the finding at the IRAM electromagnetic radiation telescope in Spain, Arnaud Belloche, said that while ethyl formate "does happen to give raspberries their flavour, there are many other molecules that are needed to make space raspberries."

Yes, Arnaud, but I want to lick that ice-cold milkshake anyway. [Daily Telegraph—Thanks Genevieve!]

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