Sugar in space

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Sugar in space

Scientists have discovered the sugar molecule glycolaldehyde in a large cloud of gas and dust near the center of our Galaxy, some 26,000 light-years away. What does this mean for life? Glycolaldehyde combines with other simple sugars to form ribose, which is a component of DNA.



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