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Aug 30, 2012
 

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"Astronomers have made a sweet discovery: simple sugar molecules floating in the gas around a star some 400 light-years away, suggesting the possibility of life on other planets."

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/...

Sweet!
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Aug 30, 2012
 
I saw the headline for that story in my morning paper. I hadn't read their version of the story yet. It probably is much shorter than your link.

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Aug 30, 2012
 
Sorry, wasn't as impressive as the alcohol nebula!
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Aug 30, 2012
 
Sugar and amino acids in outer space, but it's ridiculous to think they could ever find each other.

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Aug 30, 2012
 
LowellGuy wrote:
Sugar and amino acids in outer space, but it's ridiculous to think they could ever find each other.
Arrogant Mother might be able to explain it.

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Aug 31, 2012
 
I thought we had allready established that it does not necessarily take buckets to get beer.

Any sign of the grain nebula?
Though i admit that the beer arguement was a bit hard to follow.

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#7
Sep 1, 2012
 
it's more likely to come across a methane cloud and some grain of cosmic dust containing water...presto we get meteorites with life.
happens all the time.

Not joking.

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Sep 1, 2012
 
MikeF wrote:
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Arrogant Mother might be able to explain it.
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I'm all the time trying to keep up with nicknames...who is...?

Otherwise glio..uh
protocells...cation anion exchange
And looking up those meteorites that had live as in amino-acids and exactly what they contained. So working backward.

or find one that talks back.

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Sep 3, 2012
 
MAAT wrote:
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I'm all the time trying to keep up with nicknames...who is...?
Otherwise glio..uh
protocells...cation anion exchange
And looking up those meteorites that had live as in amino-acids and exactly what they contained. So working backward.
or find one that talks back.
Humble Brother, the gravity expert.

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Sep 3, 2012
 

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"Alcohol in space", now "Sugar in space".

Hmmm....probabilities for the Daiquiri Nebula?
You'll notice it right off....shaped like a giant umbrella.

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#11
Sep 22, 2012
 
MAAT wrote:
I thought we had allready established that it does not necessarily take buckets to get beer.
Any sign of the grain nebula?
Though i admit that the beer arguement was a bit hard to follow.
All we really need is yeast.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Alcohol-from-Comm...

Very simple life form...

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Sep 23, 2012
 
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>All we really need is yeast.
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Alcohol-from-Comm...
Very simple life form...
Makes one wonder though how Hatupshet ever got to making beer without all the fancy buckets and a yeast-shop in the neighbourhood!
The first coffee drink was raki, a very potent alcoholic beverage.
As i recall palmwine is just a matter of leaving your drink untouched, the longer the higher the alcohol content.
And we have trees that drop fruit once a year, that then ferments on the ground, leaving all of south-africas wild-life drunk as a skunk.

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Sep 23, 2012
 
MAAT wrote:
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Makes one wonder though how Hatupshet ever got to making beer without all the fancy buckets and a yeast-shop in the neighbourhood!
The first coffee drink was raki, a very potent alcoholic beverage.
As i recall palmwine is just a matter of leaving your drink untouched, the longer the higher the alcohol content.
And we have trees that drop fruit once a year, that then ferments on the ground, leaving all of south-africas wild-life drunk as a skunk.
Yah, there's wild yeast on the wind. Leave stuff out, it's apt to ferment.

That's the Marula tree, innit? I remember something about that, I think.

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Sep 23, 2012
 
MAAT wrote:
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Makes one wonder though how Hatupshet ever got to making beer without all the fancy buckets and a yeast-shop in the neighbourhood!
The first coffee drink was raki, a very potent alcoholic beverage.
As i recall palmwine is just a matter of leaving your drink untouched, the longer the higher the alcohol content.
And we have trees that drop fruit once a year, that then ferments on the ground, leaving all of south-africas wild-life drunk as a skunk.
Belgian lambics are the king of beer. They are produced by local yeast populations blowing into the fermentation rooms on the wind.

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#15
Sep 23, 2012
 
Yep marula. The ancients even had a special implement, still used now-adays to get the pit out.

Hah DAN :), caught out...huge buckets!
Would that be interstellar wind?

(I'll admit to looking into earth seeds reaching 'outer-space'. If that had any chance whatsoever.)
A link relevant to this topic:
http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2008/07/what-...

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