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September 22, 2004 2:18 PM   Subscribe

Sweeeet.
posted by brownpau (18 comments total)

 
(For the click-lazy, molecules of the sugar gycolaldehyde were found in gas cloud Sagittarius B2.)
posted by brownpau at 2:21 PM on September 22, 2004


So, the Milky Way really IS...
posted by kamylyon at 2:22 PM on September 22, 2004


As the candy hearts poured into the firey quasar a wonderous thing happened why not.
They vapourised into a mysitcal love radiation that spread across the universe destroying many many planets, including two gangster planets and a cowboy world. But one planet was at exactly the right distance to see the romantic rays, but not be destroyed by them. Earth. So all over the world couples stood together in joy...

posted by Smart Dalek at 2:51 PM on September 22, 2004


Mmmmm, space candy! I hope they find some space donuts next!
posted by fenriq at 2:51 PM on September 22, 2004


woowoowoowoowoowoowoowoo!
posted by speedo at 3:00 PM on September 22, 2004


Wow, that is huge.
posted by sciurus at 3:16 PM on September 22, 2004


For the click-lazy, molecules of the sugar gycolaldehyde were found in gas cloud Sagittarius B2


... often abbreviated, oddly enough, as "Sgr B2"
posted by RavinDave at 3:19 PM on September 22, 2004


And in other cosmic sugar news, Twinkie and Wonderbread maker Interstate Bakeries filed for bankruptcy--serves them right for never going kosher!
posted by ParisParamus at 3:24 PM on September 22, 2004


Also, the diagram of the molecule in the lower right hand corner of the first image looks like some kind of four-legged domestic animal! You can't see one of the rear legs (occulted by the other) and it looks like it's got an antenna coming out the back of its head, but I'd say it's dollars to space donuts that it's a SPACE PONY.
posted by kenko at 3:42 PM on September 22, 2004


(For the click-lazy, molecules of the sugar gycolaldehyde were found in gas cloud Sagittarius B2.)

The click-lazy will never actually get to read this comment, as they will not click on a title that simpy says "Sweeeet" without indicating what it's about - my first impression was Britney Spears (pyschologists, please advise).

Predictably, I know people will stand up for your brevity (a kind of MeFi coolness), but it tells me fuck-all about your post.
posted by SpaceCadet at 4:10 PM on September 22, 2004


Don't encourage the click-lazy! They must read it all! Every word!

So that sugary rush is us connecting to the cosmos. That's beautiful.
posted by klaatu at 4:15 PM on September 22, 2004


We are all made of sweet delicious star stuff.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:15 PM on September 22, 2004


Well, I guess now we all know there's no sugar in SpaceCadet!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:21 PM on September 22, 2004


Something is wrong with my L key. I predict this thread will become the top Google result for all possible mispellings of "glycolaldehyde."
posted by brownpau at 4:57 PM on September 22, 2004


So that sugary rush is us connecting to the cosmos.

rush is sugary?
posted by kamylyon at 4:58 PM on September 22, 2004


More bad news for diabetic space ponies.
posted by etc. at 6:48 PM on September 22, 2004


It's really gonna get eerie when they find those coffee molecules floating around a couple galaxies over, and later, teeny-tiny bits of non-dairy creamer...
posted by soyjoy at 6:57 PM on September 22, 2004


...thus proving a rarely used law of entropy: the tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve towards a messy Starbucks.
posted by bachelor#3 at 7:15 AM on September 23, 2004


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