Amanda Macias

Yes, our galaxy includes interstellar booze clouds that probably taste like raspberry flavored rum

Amanda Macias
Yes, our galaxy includes interstellar booze clouds that probably taste like raspberry flavored rum

 There are at least three celestial booze clouds (that we know of) in our galaxy.

According to this NASA blog post, astronomers found 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that's 27 zeros) liters of ethanol and methanol molecules in an interstellar cloud named Sagittarius B2. 

And really, we are only interested in the ethanol here since it's the main component in alcoholic libations and methanol will kill ya. 

Taking a closer look at our new favorite cloud  — Sagittarius B2 — scientists discovered a plethora of ethyl formate, an organic compound that helps give raspberries their taste and yet somehow smells like rum.

Nearish the center of the Milky Way is another boozy gas cloud and this gem stretches 288 billion miles.

However, the Royal Astronomical Society notes that this particular celestial body is made up of mostly noxious methanol. 

And then there's this gas cloud situation inside the constellation Aquila.

The interstellar cloud called G34.3 was discovered in 1995 and contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 190 trillion wine barrels. (!!!)

In order to deplete this massive stash of cosmic hooch, Earthlings would each have to drink 300,000 pints for the next billion years. 

Unfortunately, this boozy cloud is also full of unpleasant additives like cyanide, ammonia, and carbon monoxide.

So, basically, the center of our galaxy is delicious, but it will kill you. Sounds about right.