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Lovejoy Comet Releasing Massive Amounts of Alcohol

There is a free cocktail party going on, but the only catch is you’ll need to get to the comet Lovejoy to partake. Astronomers revealed that the comet is “releasing as much alcohol as in at least 500 bottles of wine every second during its peak activity," according to the Paris Observatory's Nicolas Biver, lead author of a paper on the discovery published Oct. 23 in Science Advances. In addition to ethyl alcohol, the comet is also releasing glycolaldehyde, a simple...

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